Immigration court backlog adds to border crisis
Immigration court backlog adds to border crisis

On a June morning last year, Alex Alvarez left his home in the lush Salvadoran region of Morazan to make the now-familiar journey of tens of thousands of other young immigrants from Central America. There was no father or mother to send him off with a blessing, nor any waiting for him at his destination in the United States. The only blessing that mattered now would come from an immigration judge in the boxy, orange-brick courthouse where the now-18-year-old sat one morning last week — his first court hearing since arriving more than a year ago. ------------ FOR THE RECORD Immigration court: In the July 10 Section A, an article about backlogs in immigration court stated that Alex...