With the partial government shutdown now stretching for 18 days, some courts that handle immigration cases in the northeast have slowed operations. Manchester-based immigration attorney Ron Abramson says about a quarter of his cases are directly affected by the shutdown. Non-detained clients, specifically, are seeing their cases delayed. "That case may have built up for two or three years,” Abramson says. “And now on the brink of getting a positive result, that person just finds out it's on hold again and has no idea until when." Abramson says getting information from the court is difficult. In the meantime, filing deadlines remain, so he and other lawyers are forced to send documents with proof of delivery. In addition, Abramson says he can't get...
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Some Immigration Court Proceedings in Northeast Slowing Due to Shutdown