An Associated Press report today shows that for more than a decade, the US immigration courts have been backlogged and plagued with insufficient resources according to San Francisco Immigration Judge Dana Marks. Judge Marks is the President of the National Association of Immigration Judges. The AP report states that the nation’s immigration courts were burdened with a record number of pending cases, a shortage of judges and frequent bureaucratic breakdowns. The AP mentioned that during a court proceeding witnessed by an AP writer, that a Guinean man was delayed a decision because of missing paperwork. The report did not specify if the man had appropriately applied for immigration by previously submitting a petition or applying for a visa. It was also unclear if the man went through the Nations Visa Center for processing or if he was in the US illegally.