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Law360, New York (December 3, 2015, 8:04 PM ET) — The director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review told lawmakers on Thursday that the massive immigration court backlog is largely due to a shortage of judges and revealed that unaccompanied minors will soon be given more time to find attorneys before their court dates.

Juan Osuna, the director of EOIR, said during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing that not having enough judges over the last few years has been the “single biggest reason” for the record-breaking 450,000 cases currently pending in immigration courts.

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Source: Law360