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The government shutdown took its toll on the nation's immigration courts

Jan 30, 2019 - CNN

The government shutdown over President Donald Trump's proposed border wall has paralyzed the nation's already bogged-down immigration courts.

Judge Ashley Tabaddor, the president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, described judges in Los Angeles coming back this week to boxes filled to the rim with mail that had piled up over the course of the 35-day shutdown.

"Everybody did the best they could," Tabaddor said. "It's just a lot of trying to work with our hands tied be...