US immigration courts face heavy backlog after shutdown

Backlog of more than 800,000 cases after longest government closure in history means some asylum seekers will not know their fate for years.

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    Immigration courts in the United States are struggling to catch up after the longest government shutdown in history.

    A backlog of more than 800,000 cases means, for some asylum seekers, their fate will not be known for years.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Los Angeles, California.


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