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Thursday, June 5, 2014

EOIR's Office Of The Chief Administrative Hearing Officer Announces Electronic Filing Pilot Program

The Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO), Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), has launched a voluntary pilot program to test an electronic filing system in cases filed with OCAHO under 8 U.S.C. § 1324a and § 1324b. The pilot program will be in effect from May 30, 2014, until November 26, 2014. Parties who enroll in the pilot program with respect to a particular case within these dates will be permitted to continue utilizing electronic filing throughout the pendency of that case.

See more information about the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer Electronic Filing Pilot Program by visiting http://go.usa.gov/8wEP.


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The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is an agency within the Department of Justice. Under delegated authority from the Attorney General, immigration judges and the Board of Immigration Appeals interpret and adjudicate immigration cases according to United States immigration laws. EOIR’s immigration judges conduct administrative court proceedings in immigration courts located throughout the nation. They determine whether foreign-born individuals—whom the Department of Homeland Security charges with violating immigration law—should be ordered removed from the United States or should be granted relief from removal and be permitted to remain in this country. The Board of Immigration Appeals primarily reviews appeals of decisions by immigration judges. EOIR’s Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer adjudicates immigration-related employment cases. EOIR is committed to ensuring fairness in all of the cases it adjudicates.

Updated February 19, 2015