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Office of the Chief Immigration Judge

IMMIGRATION COURT
Denver, Colorado


The Denver Immigration Court moved to a new location on August 6, 2013.

The new address is:

1961 Stout Street, Suite 3101
Denver, CO 80294


Welcome to the Denver Immigration Court!

The Denver 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 U.S. Immigration Court in Denver was established in 1983 when EOIR was created as a separate agency from the DHS. Originally, there was one judge and one clerical support staff. The interpreter responsibilities were contacted out on an as-needed basis. The court was supervised by the Court Administrator in San Francisco as a satellite office.

By 1991, the court consisted of three Immigration Judges, three Clerk-Typists, and three Interpreters. In January of 1992 Judge Sellers retired and was not replaced. The administrative duties were transferred to Seattle, then San Francisco, again as a satellite office. Due to an increase in the caseload, it was decided that a full time Court Administrator was needed to oversee the office. In March of 1995, Alec Revelle was appointed the Court Administrator.

Currently, the staffing for the office is as follows: six Immigration Judges, one Court Administrator, seven Legal Assistants and three Interpreters.

In addition to the downtown Denver office, there are two courtrooms and support staff at the GEO detention facility in Aurora, Colorado. This office is approximately 20 miles from the Denver office. The following is a breakdown for the staffing assignments by location: GEO - three Legal Assistants and one Interpreter; downtown Denver - four Legal Assistants and two Interpreters. The Denver office is also responsible for the following detail city locations: North Dakota; South Dakota; Wyoming, and the IHP cases conducted in Canon City, Colorado. The caseload for North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming is very small and is done on an "as-needed" basis. There are no set times during the year that hearings are conducted for these locations. Hearings under the IHP program in Canon City are done approximately once every other month, with a judge and interpreter traveling to this location.




Visitor Information

Executive Office for Immigration Review
U.S. Immigration Court
1961 Stout Street, Suite 3101
Denver, CO 80294

The information contained herein applies to the U.S. Immigration Court sitting at:

  • Denver, Colorado
  • Global Expertise in Outsourcing Detention Facility, Aurora, Colorado (GEO)
  • Institutional Hearing Program, Cañon City, Colorado

Immigration Judges

Denver Judges:
Donn L. Livingston
Eileen R. Trujillo
Mimi E. Tsankov

Aurora/GEO Judges:
John W. Davis
James P. Vandello

The Denver, Colorado and GEO Detention Facility (Aurora) courts are open to accept filings Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.; filings will not be accepted after 4:00 p.m.

 
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Contact Us

Leadership
Juan P. Osuna
Director, Executive Office for Immigration Review
 
Contact
Office of Legislative and Public Affairs
703-305-0289
 
Case Status
 
Case Information System
240-314-1500 or 1-800-898-7180
Case status information available 24/7
 
BIA Clerk's Office
 
Filing Information
703-605-1007
 
Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer
 
Filing Information for Employer Sanctions and Anti-discrimination Cases
703-305-0864
 
Office of the General Counsel
 
Attorney Discipline Program/
Fraud Program
703-305-0470
 
Records
 
FOIA Service Center
703-605-1297
 

All filings for hearings in Denver, Colorado and Cañon City, Colorado must be made at the office in Denver. All filings for hearings at the GEO Detention Facility in Aurora, Colorado must be made at the office in Aurora. The Court does not accept any documents by fax. The court staff cannot provide telephone or copying services, nor message services for the DHS District Counsel. Public telephones are available on the first floor of the federal building for the Denver Court and in the Security/Control room at the GEO Court in Aurora.

ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS CONCERNING THE OPERATION OF THE COURT SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE ATTENTION OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, U.S. IMMIGRATION COURT, 1961 STOUT STREET, SUITE 3101, DENVER, COLORADO 80294.

The mailing address for the Denver Court is:
U.S. Immigration Court
1961 Stout Street, Suite 3101
Denver, Colorado 80294

The phone number is:  303-844-5815

Building Policies: All individuals who enter the building must pass through and clear a magnetometer. You must also have a valid picture ID to enter the building.

Building Directions: The U.S. Immigration Court for Denver is located in the Byron G. Rogers Federal Building at 1961 Stout St., Room 1403, Denver, Colorado. We are at 19th and Stout, between 19th and 20th streets. From I-70 West, go to I-25 North, exit at 20th street, turn left, go to Blake, turn right at Blake to 19th, turn left on 19th to Stout. From I-25 South, take the Colfax exit, turn left, go to Kalamath, turn left, stay on Kalamath until it turns into Stout. For your convenience, we have also provided a link to a free mapping service.

The 24 hour toll free number for automated information on Immigration Court cases is: 1-800-898-7180.


Other Addresses

The mailing address for the Board of Immigration Appeals is:
Board of Immigration Appeals
Appeals Processing Unit
5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2000
Falls Church, Virginia, 20530

The phone number is:  703-605-1007

The following is the mailing address for the Denver office of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS):
DHS/District Counsel
12445 E. Caley Avenue
Centennial, Colorado 80111

The phone number for DHS Customer Service is 1-800-375-5283.


Additional Information

Filing Requirements

All filings, including requests for continuances and extension, minute orders, bond redetermination requests, EOIR-28 forms and applications, must be presented to the court receptionist for filing. NO FILINGS SHOULD BE TAKEN DIRECTLY TO THE IMMIGRATION JUDGES. All filings that are hand-carried to the Court must be accepted by the court receptionist, or they will be returned to the parties unfiled.

THE COURT WILL ACCEPT FILINGS BY MAIL OR BY PERSONAL SERVICE PROVIDED THE FILING CONFORMS TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF TITLE 8 CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (8 C.F.R.) AS WELL AS THE PROVISIONS SET FORTH IN THE IMMIGRATION COURT PRACTICE MANUAL. Filings requiring a fee must include an DHS fee receipt or a request for a fee waiver. If a filing fee is paid at an DHS location where the cashier does not return the filing with a fee stamp to the filer, the Court will accept a COPY OF THE FILING AND THE FEE RECEIPT provided it is received by the Court prior to the deadline established by the immigration judge and includes proof of service on the District Counsel for the DHS (a sample proof of service is attached). Please note that the DHS does not provide a fee receipt for filings mailed to them unless the sender includes a request for the receipt and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

In addition to the filings requirements outlined in 8 C.F.R. and the Immigration Court Practice Manual, all documents submitted to the Court must be two-hole punched at the top. Furthermore, all filings must include a certificate of service on the opposing party.

Transcripts, Review of Hearing Tape(s), Review of Records of Proceedings

The Court will not provide transcripts of hearings unless a case has been appealed. Arrangements can be made for a party to review the hearing tape(s) provided such requests are submitted in writing at least one work day prior to the desired review time. In addition, copies of tapes will be provided if a request is made in writing. Telephonic requests will not be considered.

Requests to review records of proceedings can be made in writing or telephonically. Requests should be made twenty-four hours in advance.

Detained Aliens and Bond Redeterminations

The Court will generally conduct bond redetermination hearings at 8:30 a.m. every day at the GEO detention facility in Aurora. Requests for bond hearings will be held as expeditiously as possible.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where are you located?
A: The U.S. Immigration Court for Denver is located at: 1961 Stout Street, Suite 3101, Denver, Colorado 80294.
The telephone number is 303-844-5815.

Q: Where are the detained hearings held?
A: Detainee hearings are conducted at the Global Expertise in Outsourcing (GEO) detention facility in Aurora. The address is: GEO, 3130 North Oakland St., Room 1, 1st Floor, Aurora, Colorado 80011. The telephone number is 303-361-0488.

Q: What are your hours?
A: The court hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Q: What is the address and telephone number of the DHS Assistant District Counsel?
A: The address is:
U.S. DHS
Office of the District Counsel
12445 E. Caley Avenue
Centennial, Colorado 80111

The telephone number is 720-873-2899

Q: Do you have local rules and what are they?
A: We do not have local rules. In their place we follow the Immigration Court Practice Manual.

Q: Where do I pay for a fee?
A: Filing fees are paid at the DHS office in Denver. We do not accept filing fees. This site contains a list of the fees for applications and motions under the Filing Fees section.

Q: Do you accept faxes? Does the court provide copy services?
A: We do not accept faxes and we do not make copies.

Q: How do I obtain information about bonds and bond hearings?
A: Contact the court at GEO in Aurora. Their number is 303-361-0488.

Q: What are the names of the Judges?
A: The court is currently comprised of six Judges. Their names are:
Judge David J. Cordova
Judge John W. Davis
Judge Donn L. Livingston
Judge Eileen R. Trujillo
Judge Mimi Tsankov
Judge James P. Vandello



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Courtroom Etiquette

Cameras and/or recording devices are not allowed. Cell phones and beepers must be turned off prior to entering the courtroom. It is not necessary for children to attend the hearing unless they are under proceedings. There is no eating or drinking in the courtrooms.


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Please read our Privacy and Security Notice

Updated November 2013