Justice Department Wants Immigration Judges To Meet Annual Case Quotas

To get a satisfactory annual review, judges will now need to clear at least 700 cases a year.
Posted at 8:40 PM, Apr 02, 2018

The Justice Department confirmed Monday it was setting case quotas for immigration judges.

According to new Justice Department rules, judges will have to clear at least 700 cases a year in order to receive a "satisfactory" annual review.

Critics worry the new directives mean asylum-seekers will be deported more quickly and will not receive due process. But supporters point to the massive backlog of immigration cases as the reason for the speed-up. 

This move comes after a number of tweets by the president calling for tougher immigration standards. White House officials said Monday the administration was planning to push new immigration legislation soon.