EOIR to Resume Hearings in Non-Detained Cases at Certain Immigration Courts

FALLS CHURCH, VA – On July 6, 2021, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) plans to resume non-detained individual (merits) and master calendar hearings in limited numbers at the following immigration courts and consistent with applicable health and safety protocols:

El Paso
Ft. Snelling
Houston – Greenspoint Park Drive Houston – S. Gessner Road Kansas City
New York – Broadway
New York – Federal Plaza
New York – Varick
San Antonio
San Juan

For cases scheduled from July 6 through July 30, parties (or their representatives who have entered an appearance with the court in a case) who have not received notice of a reset hearing by June 22 should plan to attend their hearing as scheduled. All parties, including those with cases scheduled after July 30, should continue to rely on official notices from the immigration court as the best source for information regarding their hearings. Persons with business before the immigration court may contact the relevant court if they have questions concerning their case. In addition to contacting the immigration court, parties or their legal representatives may wish to access the Immigration Court Online Resource (ICOR) through the Action Center on EOIR’s website, or to call or access online EOIR’s Automated Case Information Hotline and Portal, or EOIR’s Regional Public Information Officer for information about their case.

Please note that the option to file by email at the above-listed courts will end on Sept. 4, 2021. Emails sent to those courts after that date will not be reviewed and emailed filings will not be accepted without specific permission and instruction from the immigration court. Contact information for immigration courts nationwide is available on EOIR’s website.
EOIR continues to evaluate public health guidance regarding health and safety practices that endeavor to protect all those who are present in EOIR spaces nationwide, to include in its courtrooms. Please be sure to follow all signage and direction from officials related to requirements related to such protocols. Specific requirements may apply, and persons planning to enter immigration court space should take care to check the specific court’s webpage prior to arrival.
Please continue to monitor EOIR’s operational status webpage for updates. The immigration court will notify parties if the hearing date or time is changed.

By U.S. Department of Justice