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January 15, 2019

Government shutdown leads to nearly 43,000 canceled immigration hearings
By Daniella Silva

The government shutdown has led to the cancellation of nearly 43,000 immigration hearings as of last week, burdening an already backlogged system, according to data from researchers tracking immigration statistics. Between Christmas Eve and January 11, an estimated 42,726 immigration court hearings have been canceled, according to Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). As the shutdown drags into its 25th day on Tuesday, the canceled hearings will likely grow by another 20,000 each week, according to researchers. This means as many as 100,000 people could be affected if the shutdown lasts through the month.

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