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Trump puts his stamp on nation's immigration courts

1 year 2 months 1 day ago Tuesday, July 23 2019 Jul 23, 2019 July 23, 2019 10:47 AM July 23, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By AMY TAXIN
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In just 2½ years, the Trump administration has put its stamp on the nation's immigration court system, appointing more than 4 in 10 judges, overseeing a hiring surge, and issuing new rules that make it harder for migrants to win their cases and stay in the country.

An Associated Press analysis shows that President Donald Trump's administration has appointed at least 190 immigration judges, accounting for 43 percent of the total.

The administration has also continued a trend in hiring large numbers of former military lawyers and Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorneys as immigration judges.

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