New York – Federal Plaza Immigration Court

Court Announcements

Standing Order (Aug. 13, 2020): Standing Order Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF) 

Standing Order (May 8, 2020):  Standing Order Relating to Filings for Cases Adjourned Due to COVID-19 (PDF)

Standing Order (May 1, 2020): Relating to filings for cases adjourned due to COVID-19 (PDF)

About the Court

The New York – Federal Plaza 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.


26 Federal Plaza, 12th Floor, Room 1237
New York, NY 10278




8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Window Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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


Immigration Judges:

Khalilah Taylor, Assistant Chief Immigration Judge (Acting)
Noel A. Brennan F. James Loprest Jr.
Lorianne M. Campanella Maria Lurye
Olivia L. Cassin Michael G. McFarland
Amit Chugh Barbara A. Nelson
Raisa Cohen Brian T. Palmer
Evalyn P. Douchy Cathy Sagesse
L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens Douglas B. Schoppert
Samuel M. Factor Alice Segal
David A. Fraiden John J. Siemietkowski
Lena Golovnin Rantideva Singh
Cynthia Gordon Oshea Denise Spencer
Vivienne E. Gordon-Uruakpa Jem C. Sponzo
Dorothy Harbeck Donald Thompson
Howard C. Hom Scott E. Thomsen
Carrie Johnson-Papillo Mimi Tsankov
Amiena A. Khan Maria T. Ubarri
Deborah E. Klahr Virna Wright
Theodora N. Kouris Randa Zagzoug
Frederic G. Leeds  

Lead Court Administrator:

Victoria Hanley (Acting)

Court Administrator:

Paul Friedman (Acting)

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

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Updated March 10, 2021

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