The Justice Department launched a two-pronged approach to addressing the surge of illegal immigration from Central America, the Washington Examiner reports .
The plan aims to help Central American governments address the growing humanitarian crisis and to speed up immigration cases.
The Executive Office for Immigration Review will prioritize cases involving immigrants who recently crossed the border and are facing removal proceedings.
“This refocusing of resources will allow EOIR to prioritize the adjudication of the cases of those individuals involved in the evolving situation on the southwest border.” EOIR Director Juan P. Osuna said.
The plan calls for hiring more immigration judges and expanding access to legal resources for people facing removal proceedings.