Nation's Immigration Courts Severely Backlogged, Processing Could Take Years

Attorneys say it could take years for the nation's immigration courts to deal with the delays caused by the five-week shutdown.

Posted: Jan 29, 2019 3:49 AM

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's immigration courts were severely backlogged even before the government shutdown.

Now attorneys say it could take years just to deal with the delays caused by the five-week standoff.

With the shutdown finally over, the courts reopened Monday morning to immigrants seeking asylum or otherwise trying to stave off deportation, and hearings were held for the first time since late December.

Court clerks scrambled to deal with boxes and boxes of legal filings.

Article Comments

Medford
Clear
87° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 87°
Brookings
Scattered Clouds
59° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 59°
Crater Lake
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 82°
Grants Pass
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 88°
Klamath Falls
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 82°
Hot and Dry Monday
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events

Latest Video

Image

Sweet Thai Chili Wrap

Image

Monday, August 19 afternoon weather

Image

Monday, August 19 morning weather

Image

Tag Table Rock Elementary

Image

Health alert: First Aid Kits

Image

Preparing scholars for the first day of school

Image

New classrooms at Table Rock Elementary

Image

Kinder Academy starts today

Image

Rural Metro Drafts Water from Rivers, Creeks, and Ponds

Image

Sunday, August 18 evening weather