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Federal Government Shutdown Could More Than Double Wait Time for Immigration Cases

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The United States immigration courts are overburdened. Roughly 800,000 cases are portioned out between around 400 immigration judges, according to PBS NewsHour. And with the federal government shutdown continuing into its third week, applicants who have already waited years for their court date may now be shuttled to the back of the line, their hearings rescheduled as late as the 2022. This directly effects people's everyday lives, as immigration status impacts basics such as the ability to get a work permit.
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