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PBS Newshour
January 28, 2019

For hundreds of thousands of U.S. asylum seekers, a ‘life in limbo’
By Tomeka Weatherspoon

Jose is just one of more than 800,000 immigration cases in a backlog that's grown exponentially. After more than a year of setbacks, Jose had a hearing scheduled in immigration court on January 8 in Houston, Texas. But that morning, his attorney notified him that his hearing had been canceled. That same evening, President Trump addressed the nation. With the partial government shutdown over, but another one looming three weeks away, the Trump administration and Congress are still debating what to do about border security. People wanting to immigrate to the U.S. are caught in the middle. During the shutdown, tens of thousands of immigration court hearings were canceled........[Citing TRAC data and reports].

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