While the government shutdown is in effect, immigration court cases are delayed according to a recent article by The Washington Post. Read it by clicking here. Those who petitioned for asylum and foreigners who are not detained are considered non-essential matters. As a result, even when the shutdown ends and immigration courts reopen completely, the judges will need to work on a substantial backlog of cases.
"Court hearings or other procedures for any immigrant who is in federal custody will also continue on schedule, and the Board of Immigration Appeals will hear requests for emergency relief from deportation as well as appeals for detained immigrants, according to the Justice Department."
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