U.S. Delays Thousands of Immigration Hearings by Nearly 5 Years
Thousands of illegal immigrants will remain in the United States for at least five more years after the Justice Department moved their deportation hearings to 2019 at the earliest.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the Department of Justice…
“Has begun sending out notices to thousands of immigrants awaiting hearings that their cases will be pushed back nearly five years,” and “began notifying employees in the immigration court system last week that non-priority cases were being bumped off the court docket and would get a Nov. 29, 2019, court date, which happens to be Black Friday.”
The Journal also notes that the 2019 date is “more of a bureaucratic placeholder than an actual plan to hear a flood of cases that day,” which means the hearings could be moved to an even later date in the future.
“Thousands” if not “tens of thousands” illegal immigrants who are “non-priority cases” and are “living freely” in the United States will reportedly have their hearings delayed.
Our office got a case delayed until this exact date and we also have a hearing scheduled on this date as well.