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Star Tribune
January 18, 2019

Federal shutdown cancels nearly 1,000 immigration hearings in Minnesota
By Kelly Smith


Hundreds of immigration cases in Minnesota are sitting in limbo as the partial federal government shutdown continues with no end in sight, adding pressure to an already clogged system and leaving immigrants and their lawyers uncertain when hearings will be rescheduled. A new report released this week says nearly 1,000 casesí hearings have been canceled so far in Minnesota ó among more than 42,000 hearings that have been canceled across the country. There will be another 20,000 cancellations each week the shutdown continues, according to the report by Syracuse Universityís Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). That would leave as many as 100,000 people affected by the end of this month if the shutdown isnít resolved by then.


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