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Office of the Chief Immigration Judge

IMMIGRATION COURT
Oakdale, Louisiana



Welcome to the Oakdale Immigration Court!

The Oakdale 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 Oakdale Immigration Court is located on the grounds of the Bureau of Prisons Federal Correctional Complex in Oakdale, Louisiana. Oakdale is 45 miles south of Alexandria and 60 miles north of Lake Charles.


Court Contacts

Immigration Judges:
Jerry A. Beatmann, Sr.
John A. Duck, III
Agnelis L. Reese

Court Administrator:
Betty A. Jones

Legal Technicians:
Kathi Brooks
Carlee Sutton
Theresa Whatley
Garnett Welch

Judicial Law Clerk:
Jamien A. Arvie

Student Clerk:
Sarah Ballard



Visitor Information

Immigration Court
1900 East Whatley Road
Oakdale, Louisiana 71463
Phone:  318-335-0365

The Oakdale Immigration Court is located on the grounds of the Bureau of Prisons Federal Correctional Complex in Oakdale, Louisiana. Oakdale is 45 miles south of Alexandria and 60 miles north of Lake Charles.

Detainees are housed at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI), 5010 East Whatley Road, and several parish jails within the state of Louisiana.

(1)  The Court's business hours are:
        Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (front lobby opens 8:15).
(2)  The filing window closes promptly at 3:30 p.m.
(3)  The Court does not accept faxes.

Department of Homeland Security
1010 East Whatley Road
Oakdale, Louisiana 71463
Phone:  318-335-7500

Mail Procedures

Federal Express does not make morning (a.m.) deliveries to the court. Federal Express deliveries are made between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Please be advised effective January 1, 2011 the Oakdale Immigration Court will no longer accept filings at its P.O. Box 750, Oakdale, Louisiana 71463.

 
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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
 

Directions

Following are directions to the Immigration Court - Oakdale, Louisiana. For your convenience, we have also provided a link to a free mapping service.

From Alexandria International Airport:

  1. Leave Airport on "Billy Mitchell Blvd" and proceed to "Vanderburg Drive."
  2. Go South on Vanderburg Drive to LA-28 (Coliseum Blvd.)
  3. Turn East (left) on LA-28 and go to US Highway 71 and 165 South (also MacArthur Dr.)
  4. Turn South (right) onto US 71 and 165 South and proceed to "Lake Charles" exit, Highway 165-S (Masonic Drive)
  5. Stay in right hand lane and exit traffic circle to the Right or South onto Highway 165.
  6. Proceed south through several communities (40 minutes).
  7. As you approach the north boundary of Oakdale, where Highway 165 is divided into 5 lanes, turn East (left) onto Whatley Road.
  8. Cross railroad tracks and proceed to the Federal Correctional Complex sign.
  9. Turn right into the federal complex and continue to the Second building on the Right where sign identifies the Immigration Court.

From Lake Charles Regional Airport:

  1. Exit Lake Charles Regional Airport via "Airport Blvd"
  2. Turn North (left) onto LA-385 (Gulf Highway)
  3. Turn East (right) onto McNeese Street
  4. Turn North (left) onto LA-14 (Tom Hebert Road)
  5. Turn NE (right) onto I-210 and proceed toward I-10
  6. Take "Lafayette" exit to I-10
  7. Proceed East on I-10 to "Alexandria" exit onto US-165 North
  8. Proceed North on US-165 approximately 40 miles
  9. As you enter the city limits of Oakdale, proceed north
  10. Turn East (right) onto Whatley Road
  11. Turn right into the federal complex
  12. Second building on the right is the court

Additional Information



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Frequently Asked Questions

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Courtroom Etiquette

The Immigration Judges in Oakdale encourage all those appearing before them to familiarize themselves with the Immigration Court Practice Manual and to be prepared and ready to go forward with the case on the day of the hearing. Immigration Judge requires completed bond worksheet accompany initial bond redetermination hearing requests.


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Updated January 2014