At the end of 2013, 350,000 cases were still pending in US immigration courts, an unprecedented number, leading to court dates being pushed to as late as 2018.
Data shows that overall the 59 US immigration courts have been completing fewer and fewer cases.
(Source: US Department of Justice)
Our Armchair Travel Tumblr is back for the summer! Leave your recommendations using the hashtag #armchairtravel
Summer is the time for traveling. If you're out of vacation days, books are a great alternative. We're wondering: Where are you "armchair traveling" to this summer, and what story is taking you there?
(photo: Randy Pertiet/Flickr)
Our Global Nation team is pretty awesome.
43-year-old fisherman-turned-activist Sandy Anderson stands on the shore of Brazil’s Guarabana Bay, just outside Rio de Janeiro. Anderson says he’s nearly been killed twice fighting to save this bay from polluters, and now lives in hiding.
Photo: Gerry Hadden
Voice of England -
World in Words editor Patrick Cox visits four communities in Britain — places that shaped the English language.
Airlines face a major challenge flying around Ukraine - because it’s huge.
Is there anything funny about Gaza? Arab satirist Karl reMarks (Karl Sharro) talks about the role of humor in times of conflict.
Some immigrants spent their first nights at the YMCA. Others saw snow for the first time. Some people didn’t mean to end up here at all. What do you — or your parents or grandparents — remember about your first days in the US? Submit your story.