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Report Estimates More Than 42,000 Immigration Hearings Canceled Due to Shutdown

More than 40,000 immigration hearings have been canceled because of the partial government shutdown, according to a report released Monday.

Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, which tracks immigration court data, released a report showing that an estimated 42,726 immigration court hearings had been canceled as a result of the shutdown. The estimate is based on the number of hearings that were scheduled, dating to November 30.

It’s not an official statistic. But the report is the first detailed analysis that reveals the potential implications of the shutdown for an immigration court system that’s already facing a crushing backlog.

Read more at CNN

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