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  • Administrative Closure vs Termination vs Dismissal

    Administrative Closure vs Termination vs Dismissal

    Immigration removal proceedings in the Executive Office of Immigration Review, Immigration Court, can end in many different ways. Typically, if a case proceeds to its conclusion, then the Immigration Judge will either grant relief of some kind (i.e. asylum, cancellation of removal, voluntary departure) or the Immigration Judge will order the respondent removed. There are…

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  • NY Immigration Courts Closed Tomorrow, February 13, 2024

    Check the EOIR Operational Status Webpage EOIR Operational Status Update An email sent out by EOIR states that the Broadway, Varick Street, and Federal Plaza Immigration Courts in New York City will be closed tomorrow, February 13, 2024. The Boston, Elizabeth, Hartford, New York – Broadway, New York – Federal Plaza, New York – Varick, and Newark…

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  • An Incurable Notice to Appear

    An Incurable Notice to Appear

    Matter of Aguilar Hernandez January 31, 2024, the Board issued a decision in Matter of Aguilar Hernandez, 28 I&N Dec. 774 (BIA 2024) finding: The Department of Homeland Security cannot remedy a notice to appear that lacks the date and time of the initial hearing before the Immigration Judge by filing a Form I-261 because…

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  • Convention Against Torture (CAT)

    Convention Against Torture (CAT)

    As per international and U.S. law, the principle is clear that an individual cannot be returned to a country where they are likely to be subjected to torture. US law has created a legal process specifically designed to comply with the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment…

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  • January – August 2023 Immigration Court Statistics

    January – August 2023 Immigration Court Statistics

    Total new cases January – August 2023: 1,488,110 Jan-Aug 2023 Immigration Bond Statistics 2020 vs. 2021 Asylum Statistics

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  • Mandatory Detention

    Mandatory Detention

    When a foreign national is taken into the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), one of the initial steps taken by the deportation officer is to determine whether or not to grant a bond. A bond is a monetary payment made to the U.S. government (often by a friend, relative, or bond company)…

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  • Update Your Contact Information With The Immigration Court

    Update Your Contact Information With The Immigration Court

    ONLINE Respondent Access is the online portal where you can update your contact information with the Immigration Court and find information about your removal proceedings. BY MAIL You can use the self-help tools to submit a form with your updated contact information. The Form EOIR-33/IC is a change of address form that you must submit…

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  • WEBEX VIRTUAL HEARINGS GUIDE FOR IMMIGRATION COURT

    WEBEX VIRTUAL HEARINGS GUIDE FOR IMMIGRATION COURT

    The Department of Justice has several tables on their website which contain all the webex links for every Immigration Judge (throughout the country, I’m only focusing on New York). You can find that official master list of links at https://www.justice.gov/eoir/find-immigration-court-and-access-internet-based-hearings. If your hearing notice states that you have a virtual hearing then you are expected to attend the…

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  • WEBEX LINKS FOR NEW YORK IMMIGRATION COURTS

    WEBEX LINKS FOR NEW YORK IMMIGRATION COURTS

    FIND IMMIGRATION JUDGE’S WEBEX LINK WHO IS MY JUDGE? If you lost your hearing notice or you can’t figure out who your Judge is then go to the EOIR Automated Case Status System and look up your A# (the 9 digit number with the letter “A” in front of it that appears on every document…

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  • What to do if you missed your hearing and were ordered removed

    What to do if you missed your hearing and were ordered removed

    What to do if you missed your hearing and were ordered removed. You can take to try to reopen your case but it is important that you file a motion to reopen as soon as possible using this template motion.

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  • Online Tool to Change Your Address With The Immigration Court

    ICE has announced that their “online change of address tool” for people in removal proceedings, subject to a removal order or Order of Supervision of some kind, or are otherwise required to keep their address updated with DHS/ICE. You can find the online tool at this link: https://onlinechangeofaddress.ice.gov/ You can still submit a change of address…

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