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May 6, 2020

COVID-19 shutdowns are creating court backlogs across the U.S.
By Al Tompkins

Nationwide, all immigration court hearings for those not detained were postponed until May 15. The Chicago Reader noted: “Even before the coronavirus hit, the immigration court system was reeling under unprecedented backlogs, delays, and public outcry from lawyers and (the National Association of Immigration Judges), which represents over 400 of the judges at the nation’s 63 courts. Immigration courts now face over 1.1 million backlogged cases, a number that has skyrocketed under the Trump administration.”

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