New Orleans Immigration Court


Notice (June 24, 2020): EOIR to Resume Hearings in Non-Detained Cases at Certain Immigration Courts (PDF)

Standing Order Of The New Orleans Immigraton Court (June 26, 2020): Relating To Master Calendar Hearings And Merits Hearings Due To COVID-19.

Standing Order Of The New Orleans Immigration Court (May 11, 2020): Relating To Temporal And Page Limits On Documents Filed Via Email.

About the Court

The New Orleans 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.


One Canal Place
365 Canal Street, Suite 500
New Orleans, LA 70130

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


Window FIling Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Phone Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The immigration court is open to receive documents for filing each business day. No documents will be accepted after 4 p.m.




One Canal Place Premium Parking
Public bus service available
Public trolley service available

Building Access and Security Screening Process:

Elevator to 5th floor. Security staff with screening at main entry


Public Health Practices 

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 Judges:

Joy Lampley-Fortson, Assistant Chief Immigration Judge
Joseph LaRocca
Charlotte Marquez
Eric Marsteller

Court Administrator:

Cynthia Long (Acting)

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

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Updated June 29, 2020

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