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>> With US Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowing to prosecute 100% of migrants crossing the border illegally, courts are bracing for the worst. In Arizona judges and attorneys are especially worried, with the top judge saying courts are already at capacity, processing about 75 immigration cases a day. And while the Justice Department announced this week that it plans to deploy 35 prosecutors to districts along the border, some say that's not enough.
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Reuters Mica Rosenberg is on the story>> Prosecutors are just one piece of a puzzle where there's a lot of different moving parts involved. So what people are saying is that that may lead to strains on detention space. It may strain resources for federal public defenders and court clerks, translators.
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And so the courts are really bracing for a big influx.>> While border apprehensions dropped dramatically after Trump took office, they're now up to levels seen during the Obama administration. With 51,000 people arrested at the border in April, up from 16,000 at the same time last year.>> But this is not the first time that this is happened.
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There was actually a roll out of a similar type of policy during the Bush administration and which was continued throughout the Obama years. And these types of prosecutions were at record highs for most of Obama's first term. And during those years, courts really felt the strain on resources.
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>> A strain they're likely to feel again as prosecutions of migrants become top priority.