Sacramento Immigration Court


Court Announcements

Standing Order 21-01 (May 5, 2021): Special Procedures During The COVID-19 National Emergency

Webex Available (December 16, 2020): Webex Instructions 

Notice (September 30, 2020): EOIR to Resume Hearings in Non-Detained Cases at Certain Immigration Courts

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 Sacramento 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:

John Moss Federal Building
650 Capitol Mall, Suite 4-200
Sacramento, CA 95814

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

Hours:

Opening for Filings Only

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Phone:

916-447-9301

Parking/Transit:

There is no parking available in the John E. Moss Federal Building for the general public. Metered street parking is nearby. Two commercial parking lots, open and covered, are within walking distance to the building. Public transit is available via SacRT. The light rail train and buses stop on the 8th Street side of the building.

Building Access and Security Screening Process:

Lobby Entrance

All visitors to the John E. Moss Federal Building must undergo a security screening in the building lobby area. All items will pass through an x-ray machine and are subject to manual inspection if deemed necessary. Visitors will pass through a metal detector machine and are subject to additional screening if deemed necessary.  Please allow for additional time to go through the security screening process.

 Security Procedures

Phones and electronic devices  must be silenced in the court lobby. Phones and other wireless devices should be turned off before entering courtrooms. Security officers may inspect electronic equipment and conduct additional screening if deemed necessary or instructed to do so by the court.

Visitors must not bring any cameras, video or recording equipment.

Any materials or objects of any kind that could be used as a weapon are prohibited.


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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:

Jonathan W. Hitesman, Assistant Chief Immigration Judge
Loreto Geisse
Print Maggard
William David Neumeister
Christopher V. Phan
Gilda M. Terrazas

Court Administrator:

Nichole 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 May 27, 2021

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