EOIR Operational Status During Coronavirus Pandemic

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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 Notice for more information.

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Stay Informed

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT EOIR's AUTOMATED CASE INFORMATION APPLICATION and HOTLINE

Case status and hearing date information may not be updated for those cases postponed due to operational changes during the coronavirus pandemic. Following the issuance of a new hearing notice, such information will be updated. As always, court documents such as notices are your official source of information.

INFORMATION REGARDING NON-DETAINED HEARINGS

As previously announced, certain immigration courts have resumed non-detained hearings. Hearings in non-detained cases at courts without an announced date are postponed through, and including, October 2, 2020. See below for the latest operational status of courts nationwide. For case specific information, please have the relevant alien registration number and call 800-898-7180 or visit the Automated Case Information portal.  

INFORMATION REGARDING MIGRANT PROTECTION PROTOCOLS (MPP) HEARINGS

Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security Announce Plan to Restart MPP Hearings

FILINGS

EOIR established temporary email accounts for the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the immigration courts nationwide to facilitate electronic filing for all parties while the rollout of the EOIR Courts & Appeals System (ECAS) is delayed due to COVID-19. Those who have already opted-in to ECAS should continue to use ECAS where it is available. Others who wish file by email may do so as instructed on the "Filing by Email - Immigration Courts" page, "Filing by Email - Board of Immigration Appeals," and "Filing by Email - Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer" pages, each of which outlines requirements that apply to filing by email and the email address for each immigration court and the BIA. Please also check any court-issued standing orders, for court-specific instructions. Please note EOIR cannot provide technical support at this time. If you have questions, please contact the EOIR Office of Policy, Communications and Legislative Affairs Division at PAO.EOIR@usdoj.gov.

BIA OPERATIONAL STATUS

Operational status Alternate Filing Information Standing Orders
OPEN

Effective midnight September 18, 2020, the BIA no longer accepts filings by email.

 

 

IMMIGRATION COURT OPERATIONAL STATUS

Immigration court Operational status Alternate Filing Information Standing Orders
Adelanto OPEN FOR FILINGS ONLY Adelanto.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov All immigration judges
Arlington

OPEN

Arlington.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov

All immigration judges

All immigration judges - temporal and page limits

Atlanta – Ted Turner Drive

OPEN FOR FILINGS AND FOR DETAINED HEARINGS ONLY AtlantaTedTurnerDrive.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov  All immigration judges
Atlanta - W. Peachtree Street OPEN FOR FILINGS ONLY AtlantaPeachtree.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov All immigration judges
Aurora OPEN Aurora.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov

All immigration judges

All immigration judges - custody redetermination hearings

Baltimore

OPEN

 

All immigration judges

All immigration judges - temporal and page limits

Batavia OPEN  

 

Boston

OPEN

  All immigration judges

Buffalo

OPEN

 

All immigration judges - telephonic appearences

Charlotte OPEN Charlotte.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov All immigration judges - temporal and page limits
Chicago

OPEN

 

All immigration judges - telephonic appearences

All immigration judges - filings by electronic mail

Cleveland

OPEN

  All Immigration judges
Conroe OPEN

Conroe.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov

All Immigration Judges
Dallas OPEN FOR FILINGS AND FOR DETAINED HEARINGS ONLY Dallas.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov 

All immigration judges - electronic filings

All immigration judges - regarding COVID-19 symptoms

Immigration Judge Daniel H. Weiss

Immigration Judge Xiomara D. Davis-Gumbs

Immigration Judge Deitrich H. Sims

Immigration Judge Robert W. Kimball

Denver OPEN Denver.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov All immigration judges - telephonic appearences
Detroit

OPEN

  All Immigration Judges
Elizabeth OPEN   All immigration judges
Eloy OPEN; HEARINGS HELD REMOTELY VIA VTC Eloy.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov

All immigration judges

All immigration judges

All immigration judges - electronically filed documents

El Paso OPEN FOR FILINGS AND FOR DETAINED HEARINGS ONLY ElPaso.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov All immigration judges
El Paso SPC OPEN ElPasoSPC.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov  
Falls Church IAC OPEN FCIAC.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov  
Fishkill OPEN Fishkill.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov All immigration judges
Florence OPEN Florence.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov All immigration judges
Fort Snelling* OPEN FOR FILINGS AND FOR DETAINED HEARINGS ONLY FortSnelling.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov

All immigration judges - Telephonic appearance

All immigration judges - VTC

All immigration judges - temporal and page limits

Fort Worth IAC OPEN FWIAC.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov  
Guaynabo (San Juan)

OPEN FOR FILINGS AND FOR DETAINED HEARINGS ONLY

SanJuan.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov All immigration judges
Harlingen OPEN FOR FILINGS AND FOR DETAINED HEARINGS ONLY Harlingen.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov All immigration judges
Hartford

OPEN

  All immigration judges
Honolulu OPEN   Immigration Judge Beamer
Houston

OPEN FOR FILINGS AND FOR DETAINED HEARINGS ONLY

Houston.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov

All immigration judges

All immigration judges- electronic filings

Houston – S. Gessner Road

OPEN FOR FILINGS ONLY HoustonGessner.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov All immigration judges
Imperial OPEN FOR FILINGS AND FOR DETAINED HEARINGS ONLY Imperial.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov All Immigration Judges
Kansas City OPEN FOR FILINGS AND FOR DETAINED HEARINGS ONLY KansasCity.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov All immigration judges
LaSalle OPEN    All immigration judges
Las Vegas

OPEN

  All immigration judges

Los Angeles – N. Los Angeles Street

OPEN FOR FILINGS AND FOR DETAINED HEARINGS ONLY; Resuming Hearings in Non-Detained Cases on Sept. 21, 2020 LALosAngeles.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov All immigration judges
Los Angeles - Olive Street OPEN FOR FILINGS AND FOR DETAINED HEARINGS ONLY; Resuming Hearings in Non-Detained Cases on Sept. 21, 2020 LAOlive.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov

All immigration judges - electronic filings

All immigration judges – telephonic appearances

Los Angeles - Van Nuys Boulevard OPEN FOR FILINGS ONLY; Resuming Hearings in Non-Detained Cases on Sept. 21, 2020 LAVanNuys.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov

All immigration judges

All immigration judges - Filing Of Documents

All immigration judges - Resumption Of Non-Detained Hearings

Louisville CLOSED Filings at Memphis or by email to Memphis.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov  
Memphis

OPEN FOR FILINGS ONLY

 

Memphis.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov All immigration judges
Miami OPEN FOR FILINGS AND FOR DETAINED HEARINGS ONLY Miami.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov  
Miami Krome (Detained) OPEN Krome.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov  
Newark

OPEN

 

All immigration judges - temporal filings limits

All immigration judges - telephonic appearances for master and merits hearings

Appendix B 

New Orleans

OPEN

 

All immigration judges - temporal and page limits

All immigration judges - master calendar hearings and merit hearings

New York - Broadway OPEN FOR FILINGS ONLY NYBroadway.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov

All immigration judges - telephonic appearances

All immigration judges - temporal filing limits

All immigration judges - relating to filings for cases adjourned due to covid-19

New York - Federal Plaza OPEN FOR FILINGS AND FOR DETAINED HEARINGS ONLY

NYFederalPlaza.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov

 

All immigration judges 

All immigration judges - temporal and page limits

All immigration judges -relating to filings for cases adjourned due to covid-19

New York - Varick OPEN FOR FILINGS AND FOR DETAINED HEARINGS ONLY NYVarick.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov

Immigration Judge H. Kevin Mart

All immigration judges- temporal filing limits

All immigration judges - relating to filings for cases adjourned due to covid-19

Oakdale OPEN  

All immigration judges - temporal and page limits

All immigration judges - master calendar hearings, bond hearings and merits hearings due to covid-19

Omaha

OPEN

Omaha.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov All immigration judges
Orlando OPEN   All immigration judges
Otay Mesa OPEN Filings only accepted at San Diego or by email to OtayMesa.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov. No onsite filings accepted. All immigration judges
Otero OPEN Otero.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov Immigration Judge Brock E. Taylor
Pearsall OPEN Pearsall.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov

All immigration judges - electronic/email filings

All immigration judges

Philadelphia

OPEN

 

All immigration judges

All immigration judges - electronic filings

Phoenix OPEN FOR FILINGS AND FOR DETAINED HEARINGS ONLY; Resuming Hearings in Non-Detained Cases on Sept. 28, 2020 Phoenix.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov

All immigration judges

All immigration judges - temporal filings limits

Portland OPEN FOR FILINGS AND FOR DETAINED HEARINGS ONLY

Portland.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov

All immigration judges
Port Isabel OPEN PortIsabel.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov All immigration judges
Sacramento

OPEN FOR FILINGS ONLY; Resuming Hearings in Non-Detained Cases on Sept. 28, 2020

Sacramento.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov All immigration judges
Saipan

OPEN

   

Salt Lake City

 

OPEN SaltLakeCity.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov

All immigration judges - electronic/email filings

All immigration judges – telephonic appearances

San Antonio OPEN FOR FILINGS AND FOR DETAINED HEARINGS ONLY SanAntonio.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov

All immigration judges - electronic/email filings

All immigration judges

San Diego

OPEN FOR FILINGS AND FOR DETAINED HEARINGS ONLY; Resuming Hearings in Non-Detained Cases on Sept. 28, 2020

 

SanDiego.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov

All immigration judges

San Francisco

OPEN FOR FILINGS AND FOR DETAINED HEARINGS ONLY; Resuming Hearings in Non-Detained Cases on Sept. 28, 2020

SanFrancisco.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov

All immigration judges - detained hearings

All immigration judges - temporal and page limits

Seattle OPEN FOR FILINGS AND FOR DETAINED HEARINGS ONLY Seattle.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov All immigration judges
Stewart OPEN  Stewart.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov All immigration judges
Tacoma OPEN Tacoma.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov All immigration judges
Tucson OPEN FOR FILINGS AND FOR DETAINED HEARINGS ONLY; Resuming Hearings in Non-Detained Cases on Sept. 28, 2020 Tucson.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov All immigration judges
Ulster OPEN Ulster.Immigration.Court@usdoj.gov All immigration judges
York OPEN  

All immigration judges

 

*Please note that the Fort Snelling Immigration Court was formerly known as the Bloomington Immigration Court. The location has not changed.

OCAHO OPERATIONAL STATUS

Operational status Alternate Filing Information Standing Orders
OPEN CMS.OCAHO@usdoj.gov  

 


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Updated September 19, 2020