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January 15, 2019

Shutdown Causes 43K Canceled Immigration Court Hearings
By Suzanne Monyak

Nearly 43,000 immigration court hearings have been canceled since the federal government shut down in late December, according to new data from Syracuse University, wreaking havoc on the already overstuffed immigration courts and opening up individuals with valid immigration claims to yearslong delays. According to a Monday report by Syracuse's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, 42,726 immigration court hearings for nondetained individuals were canceled from the beginning of the partial government shutdown in late December through Friday, aggravating the immigration courts' existing case backlog, which climbed up to 809,041 late last year.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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