EOIR Proceedings Affected by COVID-19

On January 10, 2022 the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) postponed certain immigration hearings. This decision is in response to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases across the country. The types of hearings that have been postponed are non-detained cases without a lawyer or other representative of record. If a case is categorized as detained cases, including bond requests, non-detained cases with a lawyer, non-detained cases without a lawyer who wish to proceed, or cases of individuals outside of the U.S. enrolled in Migrant Protection Protocols are expected to continue as scheduled.

EOIR will mail notice to all parties affected by the postponement of the case, and recommends non-detained individuals without a lawyer to not appear for any hearing scheduled through January 31, 20022. EOIR's highest priority cases will generally not be rescheduled. For cases that are proceeding as scheduled, they will be held by phone or online.

For More Information:

View the official EOIR website with operational status here.

This blog post does not serve as legal advice and does not establish any client-attorney privilege. Do not take any action based on the information contained in this post without consulting a qualified immigration attorney. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our legal team directly.

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