Shutdown Delays Leave Immigrants In Extended Legal Limbo


Unlike federal district court, immigration court falls under the purview of the U.S. Department of Justice and has been subject to partial closures due to the government shutdown that began in December.
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Cara Bayles
Law360
January 27, 2019
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Tags: Courts, Immigration Process

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society (New York City), National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ)


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It isn’t easy to guess how long it will take to get canceled hearings back on the calendar. That depends on backlog, which varies wildly from judge to judge, according to Judge Ashley Tabaddor, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges. She said some members of her organization have 5,500 cases, and their calendars are already booked through the end of 2020.