Immigration Court Resources

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR, or “Immigration Court”) maintains an automated case Information System, 1-800-898-7180. Calling this number allows you type in your client’s A # (Alien Number) and obtain updated information about the next hearing date, Immigration Judge, etc.

ICE’s cover sheet for copies of motions that you file: ICE counsel in NYC asks that we put the latest version of a one-page information sheet on top of the copies of motions that we give to ICE counsel.  Around the end of September 2015, ICE counsel released a new version of its Cover Sheet. See the form here: Cover Sheet for Motion Submitted to Ice Counsel

EOIR’s eRegistry information: http://www.justice.gov/eoir/engage/eRegistration.htm

EOIR’s September 10, 2014 memo to Immigration Judges on continuances to obtain representation, adjournments for other reasons, and appearances by custodians for unaccompanied children at http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/link.cfm?23424.

The July/August 2014 Immigration Law Advisor, an EOIR publication with an article on the circuit split on the finality rule, circuit court decisions for June 2014, recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update at http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/link.cfm?23425.

A training manual for the EOIR’s Model Hearing Program, to help prepare advocates for practice in immigration court, at http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/link.cfm?23426

A select list of Board of Immigration Appeals (and federal court) cases, starting with the most recent at http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/nonprofit/cases/

Webinars:

– “All About BIA Recognition and Accreditation,” by the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), covers the guidelines for organizations and non-attorneys to qualify for representing immigrants in applications and proceedings at http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/link.cfm?23427.

– “Practice Before the Board of Immigration Appeals,” by the Immigration Advocates Network, provides concrete tips from the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board and immigration expert Karen Grisez at http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/link.cfm?21425

Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)

The EOIR Practice Manual is regularly updated online at http://www.justice.gov/eoir/vll/OCIJPracManual/ocij_page1.htm. To join the EOIR listserv and receive notices of BIA precedent decisions, go to http://www.mailermailer.com/x?oid=05990s. “Like” the EOIR on Facebook, as a source for published decisions, discipline notices, office closings, and more at https://www.facebook.com/doj.eoir/.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC)

TRAC reports immigration court data, including a tool to track immigration court backlogs by location and other criteria at http://trac.syr.edu/phptools/immigration/court_backlog/.

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