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March 11, 2019

Weeks after the government shutdown, immigrants are still waiting for cancelled hearings to be rescheduled
By Kate Smith

Although McHenry estimated that 50,000 immigration cases were cancelled during the shutdown, others say the number could be nearly double that. According to Syracuse University's TRAC, 80,051 hearings during the shutdown were either outright cancelled or had their status left unchanged the hearing date simply came and went without acknowledgement, leaving affected migrants to wonder what comes next. TRAC said the number of cancelled cases rises to more than 94,000 when it includes other factors, like "Docket Management" or "Immigration Judge Leave."

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