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Shutdown at court

Immigration | Courts in New York cancel thousands of immigration hearings amid shutdown
by Emily Belz
Posted 1/16/19, 05:07 pm

A New York moment:

A recorded message played when I called the immigration court in New York to see if hearings were happening this week: “Please be advised that due to a lapse in appropriations, court operations are limited to cases involving detained individuals. Non-detained cases will be rescheduled when the court reopens for regular operations.”

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Pelosi wants to delay State of the Union until after shutdown

by Harvest Prude & Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/16/19, 01:34 pm

UPDATE: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., asked President Donald Trump to delay his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends. In a letter Wednesday, Pelosi also gave the president the option of delivering his annual report to lawmakers in writing. The speaker expressed concern that the government could not provide adequate security for the event during the partial shutdown, but other Democrats interpreted the move as political punishment for Trump’s refusal to approve a budget that does not include funding for a wall at the U.S.

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Another migrant caravan heads north

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/16/19, 11:25 am

A new caravan of about 500 Honduran migrants crossed into Guatemala on Tuesday night on its way to the United States. Many of the migrants are fleeing gang violence and poverty in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Honduran media reported that officials made the migrants show required travel documentation.

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