El Paso Immigration Court


Court Announcements

Notice (May 17, 2021): EOIR to Resume Hearings in Non-Detained Cases at Certain Immigration Courts (PDF)

Webex Available (March 15, 2021): Webex Instructions

Standing Order (March 25, 2020): Telephonic Appearances And Requests To Continue Due To COVID-19 Concerns In Cases Before The El Paso Immigration Court.

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

The El Paso 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.

ADDRESS:

700 E. San Antonio Avenue, Suite 750
El Paso, TX 79901

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

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Window FIling Hours: 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

The courts phones will be answered until 4 p.m.

CONTACT NUMBER:

915-534-6020

The Immigration Court does not accept faxes or other electronic submissions unless the transmission has been specifically requested by the Immigration Court staff or the Immigration Judge. Unauthorized transmissions are not made part of the record and are discarded without consideration of the document or notice to the sender.

Parking/Transit:

The El Paso Court is accessible from the El Paso Metro bus line and is within walking distance to a bus stop.  There is a pay parking lot on the east side of the Federal Building and some metered parking spots around the building and nearby streets.

Building Access and Security Screening Process:

There are both magnatometers and x-ray machines that visitors and employees must go through for entrance into the Federal Building at the north entrance. 

 

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:

Daniel J. Daugherty, Assistant Chief Immigration Judge (Acting)
Judith F. Bonilla
Nathan L. Herbert
James J. Miller Jr.

Court Administrator:

Rodney D. Buckmire


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IMMIGRATION COURT PROCEDURES:

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


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HELPFUL LINKS AND INFORMATION


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Updated May 26, 2021

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