The Washington Times: GOP accuses Attorney General Merrick Garland of stonewalling as courts struggle with migrant surge

IRLI In The News

September 5, 2023

By Stephen Dinan

Two top Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee demanded answers from Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday over how his department has been running the immigration courts, where a massive backlog of cases has fueled the Biden administration’s “catch-and-release” approach for processing of migrants at the nation’s southern border.

Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan and Rep. Tom McClintock, the California Republican who chairs the panel’s immigration subcommittee, have been pursuing the data since January and say 13 separate inquiries have gone largely unanswered by the administration, even as the backlog gets worse.

Read the full story at The Washington Times.

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