With Congress debating a permanent solution for DREAMers, the impact of the immigration courts on the overall immigration system will continue to be a key issue.
It’s too early to determine whether FY2018 will see a jump in apprehensions, these new monthly figures suggest that Southwest border apprehensions will largely revert to numbers seen since 2012.
Congress and the White House have both weighed in on the role of criminal gangs in the immigration debate, a signal that the issue will not be going away anytime soon.
To execute its complex mission well, the Department of Homeland Security needs clear, coherent guidance and strong oversight from Congress.
Making a significant and lasting dent in immigration court backlog will require a massive undertaking.
It remains to be seen which bills from Congress emerge as a permanent solution the 800,000 or more DACA recipients in the United States.