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Immigration Hearings Delayed by Shutdown

Posted Jan 4, 2019

Thousands of immigration cases have been postponed as a result of the federal government shutdown. Immigration judges have been furloughed, and only cases involving migrants in custody are moving forward. Because of already crowded judicial calendars, postponed matters may not be heard for years. According to the New York Times, delayed proceedings in busy New York immigration courts may not take place until 2022 or 2023.