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November 20, 2017

Why are immigration cases in N.J. being heard by judges in Puerto Rico?
By Ted Sherman

A backlog in U.S. immigration courts across the country has federal officials increasingly handling cases through video hookups, where the only place a judge and a detainee may meet is on a television screen. And earlier this month, judges at the San Juan Immigration Court in Guaynabo were assigned to begin conducting hearings via video teleconferencing, or VTC, involving cases of those pleading their cases in Elizabeth, according to the Justice Department.

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