A: ECAS is part of an overarching information technology modernization effort at EOIR. Its goal is to phase out paper filing and processing, and to retain all records and case-related documents in electronic format. Once fully implemented, ECAS will further enable the timely, fair, and uniform adjudication of immigration cases across the agency while providing cost and time savings for all parties. Under the e-Government Act of 2002 and Office of Management and Budget Directive M-19-21, Transition of Electronic Records (June 28, 2019), all permanent records in Federal agencies will be managed electronically by December 31, 2022. The staged, agency-wide deployment of ECAS began in November 2019. Find out where ECAS is available now.