Adelanto Immigration Court


Court Announcements

Webex Available (March 11, 2021): Webex Instructions

Standing Order (April 28, 2020): The Adelanto Immigration Court Relating To Telephonic Appearances At All Hearings.

Presiding Judges

To find the status of your case and to whom your case is assigned, please check the Automated Case Information System Portal at https://portal.eoir.justice.gov/InfoSystem/ or call the Automated Case Information Hotline at 1-800-898-7180 / 304-625-2050 (TDD 800-828-1120). You may also call the immigration court at the phone number listed below.

ABOUT THE COURT

Address:

The Adelanto 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.

Adelanto Detention Facility
10250 Rancho Road, Suite 201A
Adelanto, CA 92301

Please see Google Maps for a map and directions to the immigration court.

Hours:

Filing window hours 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please note no filings are accepted at the East facility.

Phone:

760-561-6500

The immigration court does not accept faxes, unless immigration court staff or the immigration judge specifically requests one. Unauthorized transmissions are not made part of the record and are discarded without consideration of the document or notice to the sender.  Further, the only electronic submissions permitted are EOIR-28 forms unless such transmission is specifically requested. Immigration Court Practice Manual, 3.1(a)(vii).

Parking/Transit:

The court is located in the GEO Detention Center and there is limited parking space and no public transportation due to the remote location of the detention center and the court.  

Building Access and Security Screening Process:

The courts are located in a one story building. The public access to the court is through the main entrance at both East and West facilities.  All visitors must go through security inspection and also have a valid government issued ID to be allowed into the facility and courtrooms.   GEO security does not allow cell phones in the courtroom unless you are an attorney or SOSi interpreter.  

 


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Public Health

Public Health Practices 

Consistent with public health officials’ guidance, EOIR has implemented practices to help to protect all people working in and visiting EOIR spaces throughout the country. Please see the agency’s Public Health Notice for more information.

EOIR operates within a variety of settings across the country, most commonly in federal or leased buildings controlled by the General Services Administration and detention facilities operated by the Department of Homeland Security. All visitors to any building or facility in which an EOIR operation is located are required to comply with all relevant laws or policies governing access to those buildings or facilities. Individuals who do not comply with any relevant laws or policies may be denied access to or asked to leave the building or facility. Individuals seeking to visit any building or facility in which an EOIR operation is located are encouraged to contact the building or facility in advance to determine any relevant policies or laws related to entry.

The immigration court has put into place procedures to implement the guidance of public health officials. Please take note of the information below and be prepared to follow these and any additional instructions provided to you when you arrive for your hearing.

  • Be prepared – have a mask available. Face coverings may be required in the courtroom if directed by the presiding immigration judge. As necessary and when appropriate, individuals with medical conditions that prevent them from wearing a face covering should alert the judge to their situation.
  • To maintain appropriate social distancing and best facilitate hearings, you may be asked to move or leave a particular area.
  • Waiting times to enter the building and EOIR space may be significantly longer than usual. Make arrangements to arrive in advance of your hearing so you arrive to the courtroom on time.
  • Social distancing (maintaining a distance of six feet from those with whom you do not live) is required.
    • Please remember this while choosing to enter an elevator. Elevator wait times may be significantly longer than usual for this reason.
    • In EOIR space, staff or signs may direct you to a seat. If instructed to sit in a particular location, do not switch seats.
  • Please do not bring people with you into EOIR space unless they are required to be present for your hearing. Remember that the immigration court may limit entry.

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IMMIGRATION COURT STAFF

Immigration Judges:

Daren K. Margolin, Assistant Chief Immigration Judge
Bryan E. DePowell
Ravit R. Halperin
Steven Marcus
Nathaniel B. Walker
Curtis G. White

Court Administrator:

Valerie Roberts (Acting)


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IMMIGRATION COURT PROCEDURES

For information regarding procedures for practice before the immigration courts, please review the Immigration Court Practice Manual.


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HELPFUL LINKS AND INFORMATION


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Updated July 28, 2021

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