Miami Immigration Court


Court Announcements

Notice (October 14, 2020): EOIR to Resume Hearings in Non-Detained Cases at the Imperial and Miami Immigration Courts

About the Court

The Miami 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:

One Riverview Square
333 S. Miami Avenue, Suite 700
Miami, FL 33130

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

HOURS:

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone:

305-789-4221

Parking and public transit information:  

The facility has public parking adjacent to the building at cost.

Building Access and Security Screening Process: All visitors to the immigration court must undergo security screening through a magnetometer and personal items are X-rayed each time they visit the immigration court. Secondary inspection may be required for those who do not pass the primary inspection. The secondary inspection does include enhanced screening (wanding) of the visitor and the X-ray of the visitor’s shoes. As this is a commercial building, we have security screening on all courtroom floors. Elevator access to the immigration courts begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. No visitors are permitted on our floors once security has left for the day.

 


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Public Health

Public Health Practices 

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.

  • Face coverings are required in EOIR space at all times. As needed, those children younger than two years old and those individuals with medical conditions that prevent them from wearing such a face covering are exempt from this requirement.
  • 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.
COVID-19 Notice

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IMMIGRATION COURT STAFF:

Immigration Judges:

Elisa M. Sukkar, Assistant Chief Immigration Judge
Scott G. Alexander Anthony Maingot
Michelle C. Araneta Stephen E. Mander
Thomas M. Ayze Lourdes Martinez-Esquivel
Javier Balasquide Rene Mateo
Charlotte D. Brown Ian D. Midgley
Abraham L. Burgess Marsha K. Nettles
Timothy M. Cole Irene M. Recio
Daniel J. Dowell Jose A. Rivera-Ortiz
Madeline Garcia Lourdes Rodriguez de Jongh
Lakshmi Srinivasan Herman Rico M. Sogocio
Dalin Holyoak Lilliana Torreh-Bayouth
Michael C. Horn Gabriel C. Videla
Denise A. Marks Lane Michael G. Walleisa

Court Administrator:

Jorge Rodriguez


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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 November 16, 2020

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