Shortage of Immigration Judges Complicates Border Crisis

Many of the thousands of unaccompanied minors who have recently crossed the Texas-Mexico border will be subject to deportation, but thanks to judicial backlogs and a shortage of judges, it could take years before their cases go to court.

The Hackney Training Complex at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, where hundreds of minors are currently housed. Texas has seen a dramatic increase in unaccompanied minors crossing the border into the U.S.

Many of the thousands of unaccompanied minors who have recently crossed the Texas-Mexico border will be subject to deportation, but thanks to judicial backlogs and a shortage of judges, it could take years before their cases go to court.