Tag Archives: Backlog

VA case backlog getting worse

The inspector general for the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) reports a backlog on processing veterans’ benefits applications is much worse than initially indicated. The September report indicates the VA ignored or omitted tens of thousands of cases that … Continue reading

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Can Retired Federal Judges Solve The Immigration-Court Backlog?

Judges Patel and Jensen Retired federal judges Marilyn Hall Patel and Marilyn Hall Patel have proposed a novel solution to the 700,000-plus case backlog currently facing immigration courts: enlist the help of retired federal judges. As Patel told CNN: "We… … Continue reading

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Social Security Administration to Receive Funding to Clear Backlog of Claims in Boston

Getting approved for Social Security in Boston is no easy process. It is also not a quick process.  The first thing any prospective claimant must do is to file an initial application with the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA). Once … Continue reading

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USCIS to Adjudicate Recent Asylum Filings Over Older Applications to Combat Massive Backlog

“Last in but, First Out” Really! Yes really! Zero sense!!! This was a reaction of many lawyers and asylums seekers  when  on January 30th, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the agency responsible for overseeing the nation’s legal immigration … Continue reading

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Hot Spots With Highest Growth in Immigration Court Backlog Inbox

“The county in the country with the fastest growing number of residents with pending cases before the Immigration Court was Mecklenburg County (Charlotte) in North Carolina. Pending cases there shot up by 34 percent between May and December 2017. Coming … Continue reading

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