Department of Justice
Executive Office for Immigration Review
||Monday, October 29, 2012
The Executive Office for Immigration Review
to Close Lancaster Immigration Court
FALLS CHURCH, Va. – The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced it will close its Lancaster Immigration Court, located at the Mira Loma Facility, 45100 N. 60th Street West, Lancaster, California, on Oct. 31, 2012. EOIR is closing the Lancaster Immigration Court as a result of the expiration of the lease between the Federal Government and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department that manages Mira Loma.
All pending cases for respondents in custody at the time of this closure will be transferred to the Los Angeles Immigration Court for Video Teleconference hearings. Respondents and their attorneys will be notified of their rescheduled hearings. All filings that were to go to the Lancaster Immigration Court should be sent to the Los Angeles Immigration Court at the following location: 606 S. Olive Street, 15th Floor, Los Angeles, Calif. 90014 with the added notation: Attention - former Lancaster Immigration Court case.
- EOIR -
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.