Immigration Courts Slow Down From Shutdown

By Balitang America Staff

October 2, 2013

The Federal shutdown may hit Filipinos the hardest at the immigration courts. With years of backlog, the country’s 59 immigration courts are expected to experience further delays in the hearing of immigration cases because of its reduced operations due to the US Federal shutdown.

The National Association of Immigration judges says that 70% of court employees, including judges were furloughed as a result of the shutdown.

The association says there are about 300,000 cases pending before the immigration courts nationwide.

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  • Delia
    3 October 2013 at 9:45 am - Reply

    Hopefully its shutdown forever .

  • paputian ng buhok
    3 October 2013 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Yeah, shut it down so that illegals can roam around even more in the United States !!!

  • susan
    10 October 2013 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Stop illegal immigration…..halt legal immigration temporarily!!

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