Federal government shutdown halts most Pa. immigration court hearings | News – witf.org

The York County prison work-release facility on Concord Road in Springettsbury Township.(Photo: Kate Penn – Daily Record/Sunday News) (Undated) — The federal government shutdown — caused in part by disagreements over immigration policy — is halting immigration court hearings across Pennsylvania. Immigration courts in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, …

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Government shutdown closes immigration courts adding to record-high 800,000 case backlog – CBS News

The partial federal government shutdown has closed most immigration courts, forcing judges to indefinitely postpone hearings that had been scheduled months, and sometimes years, in advance. The delay promises to further stress the immigration courts, a system already operating with a record-high backlog of over …

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