Congressman Kevin Brady says the backlog of pending federal immigration court cases just keeps getting worse.
“Currently, each judge has roughly 1,800 different cases,” Brady said.
Some of those cases involve children who illegally crossed the border.
“It’s now taking about two years to get an immigration case to court and, of course, many never show up to their court date at all, as many of us predicted,” Brady said. “And they simply stay in the country illegally.”
He said that is dangerous for these kids who could end up in the hands of human traffickers.
“Unaccompanied minors and women bringing children across illegally remains a problem, a big problem,” he said. “President Obama’s promises of amnesty just keep drawing them here.”