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Justice Department Rolls Out Quotas For Immigration Judges

To get a "satisfactory" rating on their performance evaluations, judges will be required to clear at least 700 cases a year. Some judges warn quotas could erode due process for immigrants.
A federal courthouse in Hartford, Conn. Source: John Moore

The Department of Justice is setting quotas for immigration judges — part of a broader effort to speed up deportations and reduce a massive backlog of immigration cases.

The new quotas are laid out in a memo that was sent to immigration judges across the country on Friday.

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