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Office of the Chief Immigration Judge

IMMIGRATION COURT
Eloy, Arizona



Welcome to the Eloy Immigration Court!

The Eloy 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 intake/filing window shall be open to receive documents 8:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) through 3:30 p.m. MST each business day. NO DOCUMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 3:30 p.m.

Attorneys and accredited representatives are reminded that the Eloy Immigration Court is conducted on Mountain Standard Time without time change, and is located within a correctional institution with substantial security protocols.

Parties are advised to contact the Corrections Corporation of America (Eloy Detention Center) at 520-466-4141 regarding the Warden’s Admission polices.

NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS SENDING DOCUMENTS TO THE U.S. IMMIGRATION COURT LOCATED AT ELOY, ARIZONA:

The U.S. Immigration Court, Eloy, Arizona is physically located inside the secure perimeter of the Eloy Detention Center, a private institution operated by Corrections Corporation of America.

All documents that are sent to the U.S. Immigration Court at 1705 East Hanna Road, Suite 366, Eloy, Arizona 85131, using any service other than personal delivery to the Court’s window, must first be processed through the Eloy Detention Center.

Items brought by overnight carriers, delivery services, and mail are delivered to the institution warehouse and screened for security reasons. Most delivery services arrive at the institution in the afternoon on any given day and the following business day, a CCA employee will deliver all items received to the respective recipients, i.e. EOIR, DHS, etc.

ALLOWANCE SHOULD BE MADE FOR AT LEAST ONE DAY DELAY FOR TIME SENSITIVE COURT FILINGS.

TELEPHONE NUMBERS:

Office of the Chief Counsel:
1705 E. Hanna Road
Eloy, Arizona 85131
520-464-3032

Immigration and Customs Enforcement:
520-464-3000



Visitor Information

Corrections Corporation of America
Eloy Detention Center

1705 East Hanna Road
Eloy, Arizona 85131

LOCATION:
The Eloy Detention Center is located six (6) miles north of Interstate 10 on Highway 87. It is Exit #211 off Interstate 10.

VISITING HOURS:
Saturday, Sunday and Federal Holidays: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 
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Leadership
Juan P. Osuna
Director, Executive Office for Immigration Review
 
Contact
Office of Legislative and Public Affairs
703-305-0289
 
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Case Information System
240-314-1500 or 1-800-898-7180
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703-605-1007
 
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703-305-0864
 
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703-305-0470
 
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703-605-1297
 

VISITING DRESS CODE:
All visitors will be dressed appropriately for a business setting.

  • The following are NOT authorized at this facility:
  • Shorts not shorter than mid-thigh shall be allowed. Shorts shall cover areas of the anatomy, including the buttocks, and crotch area, both standing and sitting. No jogging shorts, cut-offs, or hip-huggers will be allowed.
  • Skirts and dresses are allowed, but no shorter than mid-thigh when seated. Slits in skirts and dresses shall not extend beyond mid-thigh when seated.
  • Sheer (see through) clothing is prohibited. No under-wire bras due to metal detector sensitivity.
  • Top of clothing shall not be lower than the underarm in the front and back. No bare midriffs or strapless tops, tube tops, body suits or swimsuits shall be allowed.
  • Shoes shall be worn at all times.
  • No spandex, military clothing, tank tops, halter tops, shower shoes, slippers or hats.
  • IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Every visitor, 18 years of age, or older, must have a legal picture ID to enter. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult with proper ID. Proper ID consists of one of the following:
    • Law enforcement identification card, with a current photo, signature and agency seal.
    • Valid state drivers license, with current photo.
    • Current passport, if alien status.
    • Form I-551, alien registration card.
    • State ID/Military ID.

AUTHORIZED VISITORS:
Visitation at this facility is limited to authorized visitors. DHS detainees must be approved prior to the day of the visit. No more than four (4) visitors per inmate/detainee will be allowed at a time in the visiting room.

IMMEDIATE FAMILY:
These persons include, grandparents, mother, father, step-parents, foster-parents, brothers, sisters, spouse, and children. These individuals will be placed on the visiting list unless strong circumstances exist that would preclude their visit. The term 'spouse' includes a common-law relationship which has previously been establish in a state which recognizes common-law relationships.

  • AUTHORIZED VISITING ROOM ITEMS:
  • CURRENCY: Visitors may take a small coin purse and coins into the visiting room. Inmate/detainees are not allowed to handle money at any time.
  • Only those items needed for an infants stay will be authorized in the visiting room. This includes the following items: 1 diaper bag, 6 disposable diapers, 1 container of baby wipes, 1-24 oz of formula mix (pre-mixed in bottles), 3 jars of baby food (unopened), 1 plastic serving spoon, 1 change of clothing, 1 blanket, 1 pacifier.
  • ALL ITEMS ENTERING THE VISITING ROOM WILL BE THOROUGHLY SEARCHED AND VISUALLY INSPECTED BY THE FRONT ENTRANCE OFFICER PRIOR TO ADMISSION. LOCKERS ARE PROVIDED FOR STORAGE OF VISITOR'S PERSONAL ITEMS, ETC.

WALK THROUGH METAL DETECTORS:
All visitors must pass clearance through a walk-through metal detector or a hand held metal detector when necessary or appropriate.

  • CONDUCT IN VISITING ROOM:
  • A brief kiss and hug is allowed at the beginning and end of the visit.
  • Adult visitors are responsible for controlling children.
  • Disruptive or offensive behavior will be cause for termination of the visit.
  • Visitors and inmates/detainees must obey the rules of the facility at all times.
  • Visitors may only visit with the inmates/detainees they are approved to visit. Fraternizing with other than an approved visitor by an inmate/detainee will result in termination of the visit.

SUSPENSION OF VISITING PRIVILEGES:
Any inmate/detainee or visitor who introduces drugs, or any other prohibited item into the facility, is subject to removal or suspension of visitation privileges and prosecution at the discretion of the Warden.


Directions

The Eloy Immigration Court is located within the Eloy Detention Center (EDC) on Arizona Highway 87, 6 miles north of Interstate 10, about 20 miles east of Casa Grande. The 1500 bed detention center is owned and operated by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), a private company specializing in detention facilities worldwide. EDC is under contract with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to house Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees. ICE staffs Eloy with a Deportation Section and Trial Attorneys.

DIRECTIONS TO THE ELOY IMMIGRATION COURT

  • From Phoenix:
  • Take Interstate 10 toward Tucson (East I-10).
  • Take exit number 194, the second Casa Grande exit, at Arizona highway 287.
  • Proceed east (turn left) on 287 for about 9 miles.
  • At the intersection with Arizona highway 87, turn right (this will be at the stop sign, the only stop sign).
  • Proceed south on Arizona 87, toward Picacho, for about 5 miles.
  • The Eloy Detention Center is on the right (west) side of the road. Turn right on Hanna Road, just before the institution and follow the pavement to the parking lot.
  • Enter through the steel electrically controlled doors and report to the Corrections Officer in the lobby.
  • From Tucson:
  • Take Interstate 10 toward Phoenix (West I-10).
  • Take exit number 211 B, proceed north on Arizona highway 87 about 6 miles.
  • The Eloy Detention Center is on the left (west) side of the road. Turn left on Hanna Road, just past the institution and follow the pavement to the parking lot.
  • Enter through the steel electrically controlled doors and report to the Corrections Officer in the lobby.

OFFICE ADDRESS:
1705 E. Hanna Road, Suite 366
Eloy, Arizona 85131
Phone:  520-466-3671

  • OTHER PHONE NUMBERS:
  • ICE Asst. District Counsel   520-466-2032
  • ICE Deportation Section   520-466-2000
  • Eloy Detention Center, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA)   520-466-4141

Additional Information

General Information Regarding Attorney Visits

NOTE: This information is intended as a brief overview only. Any questions regarding areas not covered herein should be directed to Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) at 520-466-4141.

VISITING HOURS:
Monday through Friday except Federal holidays: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Weekends: 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Attorneys should request client visitation in writing at least 24 hours in advance of the visit on their office letterhead. The request must include the attorney's bar number, the date and time of the requested visit, the name and alien registration number (A#) of their client. If not pre-printed on the letterhead, include phone and fax numbers.

Telefax transmission of the attorney visit request is authorized. The fax should be sent to 520-466-7750, Attn: Warden's Secretary.

  • IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Every visitor, 16 years of age, or older, must have a legal picture ID to enter. Proper ID consists of one of the following:
  • Law enforcement identification card, with a current photo, signature and agency seal.
  • Valid state drivers license, with current photo.
  • Current passport, if alien status.
  • Form I-551, alien registration card.
  • State ID/Military ID.

CELLULAR PHONES ARE NOT PERMITTED INSIDE THE FACILITY.

ALL ITEMS ENTERING THE VISITING ROOM WILL BE THOROUGHLY SEARCHED AND VISUALLY INSPECTED BY THE FRONT ENTRANCE OFFICER PRIOR TO ADMISSION. LOCKERS ARE PROVIDED FOR STORAGE OF VISITOR'S PERSONAL ITEMS, ETC., AT A PRICE OF 25 CENTS PER LOCKER.

SUSPENSION OF VISITING PRIVILEGES:
Any inmate/detainee or visitor (including attorneys) who introduces drugs, or any other prohibited item into the facility, is subject to removal or suspension of visitation privileges and prosecution at the discretion of the Warden.



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Courtroom Etiquette

The Eloy Immigration Court is located in a facility operated by the Corrections Corporation of America. The facility houses detainees of the Department of Homeland Security.

This unique setting requires the Court to operate differently than other Immigration Courts. The prison's rules impose upon the Court constraints which may not necessarily be present in other Courts (whether the setting is detained or non-detained). Therefore, attorneys who represent individuals detained in Eloy, should become familiar with both the Immigraton Court Practice Manual and the facility's rules.

Dress requirements must be observed by both counsel and potential witnesses to gain entrance into the facility. Counsel should be particularly cognizant of these rules to prevent the loss of testimony of a key witness.

Persons under the age of sixteen ordinarily are not permitted into the facility. If you anticipate having a witness less than sixteen years of age testify in a case, you should notify the Immigration Judge during the master calendar in which the individual calendar hearing is set. If the Immigration Judge approves the appearance of the witness, the Court Administrator will coordinate the entry of the witness with the facility.


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Updated August 2012