New Orleans Immigration Court

IMMIGRATION COURT
New Orleans, Louisiana


Welcome to the New Orleans Immigration Court!

The New Orleans Immigration Court falls under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge which is a component of the Executive Office for Immigration Review under the Department of Justice.

Our court has made a commitment to provide access to information through the Internet in order to service the needs of the public.

Our goal is to provide the most current and accurate information available to those needing to appear before an Immigration Judge and to provide this information in a user-friendly fashion.

Please note: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) are separate organizations.

About the Court

The Immigration Court in New Orleans, Louisiana is one of two such courts in the state of Louisiana.

New Orleans Immigration Court
One Canal Place
365 Canal St., Suite 2450
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone:  504-589-3992

In-Person Filing Times:
Monday - Friday:  8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Court Contacts

Immigration Judge:
Joseph B. La Rocca
Myrna A. Mesa

 

Court Administrator:
Elliott Edwards (Acting)

 

 

Visitor Information

The New Orleans Immigration Court is located at One Canal Place, 365 Canal Street, Suite 2450, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Following are directions to the Immigration Court - New Orleans, Louisiana. For your convenience, we have also provided a link to a free mapping service.

Directions

From I-10 West:

Take I-10 to the Canal/Superdome exit #234B. Stay to the left and this will take you to Claiborne Ave. Make a right turn onto Canal St. until you reach N. Peters St. on your left. The Immigration Court is located in the Canal Place Building which is on the corner of Canal St. and N. Peters St. There are parking lots and garages in the area.

From I-10 East:

Take I-10 to the Canal St./Claiborne exit #234B. Follow the ramp to the stop light. Make a right onto Canal St. Continue South on Canal St until you reach N. Peters St. on your left. The Immigration Court is located in the Canal Place building which is on the corner of Canal St. and N. Peters St. There are parking lots and garages in the area.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is DHS’ address and contact information?
A: DHS Chief Counsel
1250 Poydras St., Suite 2100
New Orleans, LA 70113
Tel: 504-599-7938

Emails:

OPLA-NOL-eService@ice.dhs.gov
OPLA-NOL-MEM-eService@ice.dhs.gov
OPLA-NOL-OAK-eService@ice.dhs.gov

 

 

Courtroom Etiquette

The Immigration Judges in New Orleans encourage all those appearing before them to familiarize themselves with the Immigration Court Practice Manual and to be prepared and ready to go forward with the case on the day of the hearing.

 

Please read our Privacy and Security Notice

Updated July 23, 2015