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Washington Examiner
January 29, 2019

Nearly 900,000 immigration cases outstanding as 82,000 hearings canceled during shutdown
By Anna Giaritelli

A data research group estimates that more than 82,000 immigration hearings were canceled because the judges were furloughed during the partial government shutdown. Hearings for migrants claiming asylum and others that had been scheduled in front of 385 judges are believed to have been canceled, according to Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a data analysis organization within New York's Syracuse University. The data research group counted 42,726 hearings that had been scheduled to take place between Dec. 22, the start of the shutdown, and Jan. 11, but were canceled because no judges were around to decide the cases. The research group said for every week beyond Jan. 11, an estimated 20,000 additional hearings were canceled.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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