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Javier Dominguez at his home in Dillon, Colo. Dominguez is appealing his deportation orders and has to travel over the mountains to immigration court in Denver for his hearings. Ali Budner/KRCC hide caption

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Navigating The Immigration Court System In The Rural Mountain West

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Immigration Courts Have A Huge Backlog. The Shutdown's Making It Worse

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Unauthorized immigrants leave a court in shackles in McAllen, Texas. More than 40,000 immigration court hearings have been canceled since the government shut down. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke about his plan to limit the reasons for people to claim asylum in the U.S., at a Justice Department immigration review training program on Monday in Tysons, Va. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Attorney General Denies Asylum To Victims Of Domestic Abuse, Gang Violence

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