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    Two U.S. immigration judges recently sent to the Mexico border to process asylum requests from migrant women and children are being recalled as they have so few cases to hear, according to two people familiar with the matter.

    The dearth of cases at two Texas facilities where the judges are based can be traced to a sharp drop in illegal border crossings by women and children since U.S. President Donald Trump took office in January.

    Eight immigration judges were reassigned from their regular courts to detention centers at the border beginning on March 20 as part of Trump's executive order to curb illegal immigration.

    Six of the judges have had full dockets, handling dozens of cases per week. But the two at detention centers housing women and children in Dilley and Karnes County, Texas had so few cases their presence was deemed a waste of resources by the U.S. Department of Justice, according to one of the sources.

    The Department of Justice did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    The number of parents and children apprehended at the U.S. Mexico border in March dropped to just over 1,000, a 93 percent fall from December, the Department of Homeland Security reported last week.

    The decline follows Trump's harsh rhetoric on illegal immigration and policies which classify almost all illegal migrants as subject to deportation.

    The judges were deployed to the border in an effort to quickly hear the claims of migrants seeking asylum so that those deemed ineligible could be deported.

    In more than three weeks at the border, the judge in Dilley had no hearings and the judge in Karnes County had four, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Justice's Executive Office of Immigration Review.

    The center in Dilley is run by CoreCivic Inc (CXW.N) while the facility in Karnes is run by the Geo Group Inc (GEO.N), both private contractors.

    Populations at the two centers have declined drastically since Trump took office Jan. 20.

    Dilley, which held 1,499 women and children on Jan. 14, held only 259 on March 30. Karnes held 546 women and children on Jan. 14, but only 87 on March 30, according to a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

    The judges deployed to the border left behind scheduled hearings in their home courts. As of early March, immigration courts were weighed down by a record backlog of more than 542,000 cases.
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    How are the legal immigration rates? About the same? Lower? Higher?

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    Not sourced here but I've heard applications are down...though not alot...legal immigration rates are expected to be about the same as previous years...I'll see if I can find some data tomorrow.
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    Amazing how a little enforcement of the law cleans up so much law-breaking of illegal entry. . .

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    Undocumented workers have been going back to Mexico since 2009 when our economy went down badly and has not come back yet, it has nothing at all to do with Trump or any proposals he might actually try and bring to fulfillment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste View Post
    Undocumented workers have been going back to Mexico since 2009 when our economy went down badly and has not come back yet, it has nothing at all to do with Trump or any proposals he might actually try and bring to fulfillment.
    Does the Border Patrol agree with that?

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    Well the border patrol has been finding less and less border crossers lately. That is why the detention facilities are nearly empty now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste View Post
    Well the border patrol has been finding less and less border crossers lately. That is why the detention facilities are nearly empty now.
    And why might that be? I guess it's just one of those things that's un-explainable.....the world will never know....

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    Quote Originally Posted by smoky View Post
    Amazing how a little enforcement of the law cleans up so much law-breaking of illegal entry. . .
    Quote Originally Posted by smoky View Post
    Does the Border Patrol agree with that?
    I'm getting confused here. Conservatives have been telling us that there is no enforcement of the law, and there is as good as no Border Patrol. Bad people are "pouring in" to the US. The southern border is wide open and completely unprotected.
    What happened to that?
    I thought that's why a wall is necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisHill View Post
    How are the legal immigration rates? About the same? Lower? Higher?
    What is your issue with legal immigration? Which way do you want to see them go?
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