The U.S. Attorney has advised the Court that he intends to substantially increase the prosecution of illegal entry cases, including at least 100 misdemeanor cases a week. This comes at a time in which the Court has already had an approximate 45% increase in felony cases in 2017 and has vacancies in District and Magistrate Judge positions. The increase has and will cause strains, issues and problems for the Court and its personnel, the U.S. Marshal and his staff, the U.S. Attorney and his staff, the Warden of the Metropolitan Correctional Center and his staff, the Federal Defender and his staff, and the CJA Panel attorneys.

In order to try to identify and resolve issues and problems as they arise, a working committee known as the “Criminal Case Management Committee” is hereby established that includes the following members:

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