The Executive Office for Immigration Review announced that court hearings will resume as the 35-day partial government shutdown came to a close last month. This was a record-long shutdown that delayed approximately 60,000 court hearings according to the Department of Justice. The Executive Office for Immigration Review noted that “cases will be reset for a later date after funding resumes.”
President Donald Trump’s demand for a border wall temporarily halted immigration court hearings for immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S. or for those who were detained. Immigrants can file a motion for an earlier hearing if necessary. However, the immigration court backlog had been gradually increasing even prior to the government shutdown.
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