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Office of the Chief Immigration Judge

IMMIGRATION COURT
El Centro, California



Welcome to the El Centro Immigration Court!

The El Centro 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, El Centro, CA is located at:
DHS Detention Center
1115 N. Imperial Ave
El Centro, CA 92243
Phone: 760-370-5250

Court Operating Hours:
Monday through Thursday:  7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday:  7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The El Centro Immigration Court is located within a Detention Center operated by the Department of Homeland Security, and has the primary responsibility for the hearing of detained cases within the Court's operating area of responsibility. Entrance into the Court area requires passing through DHS security, including walking through a metal detector. Parking availability at the Detention Center is extremely limited.


Court Contacts

Court Administrator:
Gracie Gray


Visitor Information

Directions

Driving from the South:

  1. Exit Interstate 8 and proceed North on Imperial Avenue
  2. Continue on Imperial Avenue, crossing Adams Avenue (traffic light) and then the railroad tracks
  3. Turn right into parking lot at Detention Center

Driving from the North:

  1. Turn South on Highway 86 at the town of Brawley, CA
  2. Proceed South approximately 16 miles on Highway 86, entering the city limits of Imperial, CA
  3. Continue on Highway 86 (Imperial Avenue), crossing Pico Road
  4. Turn left into parking lot at Detention Center

Imperial County Airport:

The Imperial County Airport (Airport Code: IPL) provides commuter airline access to and from the Los Angeles International Airport (Airport Code: LAX)

  1. Upon departing the airport, turn right on Imperial Avenue (Highway 86)
  2. Continue on Imperial Avenue, crossing Pico Road
  3. Turn left into parking lot at Detention Center

Note: The El Centro Court is located inside the DHS El Centro Detention Center. Entrance into the Court area requires passing through DHS security, including walking through a metal detector. Parking availability at the Detention Center is extremely limited.

 
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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
 


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Updated August 2012