ICE told hundreds of immigrants to show up to court Thursday — for many, those hearings are fake

News Story (NATIONAL)

ICE told hundreds of immigrants to show up to court Thursday — for many, those hearings are fake

January 31, 2019 | Kate Smith | CBS News
Immigration attorneys in Chicago, Miami, Texas, and Virginia told CBS News their clients or their colleagues' clients were issued a Notice to Appear (NTA) for hearings scheduled Jan. 31. The attorneys learned the dates weren't real when they called the courts to confirm.
Tags: Courts | Immigration Process

Almost 1,200 immigration hearings in Chicago canceled because of government shutdown; backlogs expected to grow

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Almost 1,200 immigration hearings in Chicago canceled because of government shutdown; backlogs expected to grow

January 16, 2019 | Elvia Malagon | Chicago Tribune
If the shutdown were to continue into February, the number of hearings canceled in the city would grow to 2,978, and if it continues into March the number would climb to 4,975, according to the TRAC analysis.
Tags: Courts | Immigration Process