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  • Percentage of Immigrants Represented by an Attorney in Immigration Court

    Percentage of Immigrants Represented by an Attorney in Immigration Court

    The percentage of immigrants that are represented by an attorney in removal proceedings varies substantially from city to city. Regardless of location, most immigrants that are ordered removed are not represented. COURTS WITH HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF REPRESENTED RESPONDENTS COURT % REPRESENTED Hawaii 56% California 49% New York 44% Virginia 43% Massachusetts 41% Nebraska 41% Pennsylvania…

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  • Check Your Immigration Court Case Status Online

    Check Your Immigration Court Case Status Online

    Automated Case Status System Check the status of your EOIR case online. You can use the Automated Case Status System to find out the date & time of your next Immigration Court hearing, the location of your hearing, the Immigration Judge assigned to your case, and other important information about your case. You can find…

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  • Immigration Judge WebEx Links For Immigration Court (UPDATED 4/2024)

    Immigration Judge WebEx Links For Immigration Court (UPDATED 4/2024)

    The table below has the Webex link for every Immigration Judge grouped by Court. Updated April 2024 with some additional IJ’s that were not on the prior list. HINT: Use Ctrl+F to search for IJ name. Arizona Eloy Immigration Court Judge Name Internet-Based Hearing Link ACIJ Irene C. Feldman (ICF) https://eoir.webex.com/meet/ACIJ.Feldman Robert Bartlemay Sr. (RCB) https://eoir.webex.com/meet/IJ.Bartlemay…

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  • EOIR “Experiencing Intermittent Systemwide Outages”

    EOIR “Experiencing Intermittent Systemwide Outages”

    Today, March 21, 2024, the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) sent out an email at 5:40 p.m. EST stating: EOIR has been experiencing intermittent systemwide outages and is working to ensure the issues are fully resolved. We will provide updates as appropriate, but please contact your local court with questions. We will issue new Notices…

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  • Administrative Closure vs Termination vs Dismissal

    Administrative Closure vs Termination vs Dismissal

    Immigration removal proceedings may conclude with relief granted by the Immigration Judge or removal ordered. Cases may not reach conclusion for reasons such as eligibility for other immigration benefits or changes in circumstances, leading to prosecutorial discretion or legal motion to end proceedings. Termination, dismissal, and administrative closure are distinct ways to conclude proceedings, each…

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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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  • How to File a FOIA Request With The Immigration Court (EOIR FOIA Request)

    How to File a FOIA Request With The Immigration Court (EOIR FOIA Request)

    How to use the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to get a copy of your Immigration Court documents. How to file a FOIA request with EOIR or the BIA.

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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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  • Withholding of Removal

    Withholding of Removal

    For nearly a century, the United States has upheld a fundamental promise: no person shall be deported to a country where they would face persecution. In line with laws enacted to honor this commitment, tens of thousands of individuals seek protection in the United States each year. The majority of these individuals apply for asylum.…

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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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  • 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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