Rising asylum cases lead to judiciary recruitment drive

The
judicial system has launched its biggest ever recruitment campaign to help cope
with the surge in asylum claims.

Hundreds
of new judges are being appointed to help deal with the crisis, which has seen
the bill for asylum cases treble in the last two years.

Reports
in the Times newspaper claim more than 100 extra adjudicators have been
recruited in the last 12 months, boosting the immigration judiciary to more
than 600.

The
Lord Chancellor’s department recently told MPs that asylum cases were the
fastest area of growth this century.

By Ross Wigham

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