Immigration Courts

There are over 260 Immigration Judges in 59 Immigration Courts nationwide. Immigration Judges determine removability and rule on applications for relief from removal (asylum, adjustment of status, cancellation of removal, waivers, etc.)

Our deportation defense attorney Eduardo Garcia has over 15 years of experience representing of our clients in Immigration Courts and in Federal Courts across the United States. The decisions of Immigration Judges are final unless timely appealed or certified to the Board of Immigration Appeals. However, some decisions can be reopened or reconsidered.

Immigration Case Status Information

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) established an electronic phone system to provide EOIR´s customers with ready access to immigration court information in English and Spanish. Users can dial 240-314-1500 or 1-800-898-7180 (toll-free) to obtain case status information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The goal of this system is to minimize the need and time required for customers to go to the immigration courts and gather basic case information. A secondary benefit is that the immigration court staff at information windows can focus their efforts on complex requests for information. Therefore, processing time for all requests for information is improved.

The automated immigration court information system was activated on July 1, 1995. The phone system was initially established with 48 lines. The non-toll-free number, along with an additional 4 lines, were made available to handle the increased volume of calls.

The information available by dialing 1-800-898-7180 or 240-314-1500 is:

  •     •   Next hearing date, time, and location;
  •     •   Case processing information;
  •     •   Immigration judge decision outcome and date;
  •     •   Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) case appeal information, including appeal due date, brief due date, decision outcome and date
  •     •   Filing information.

To access case information, callers must use the alien registration number, which begins with the letter A and is followed by an 8- or 9-digit number. This number is printed on all Department of Homeland Security and EOIR correspondence. After entering the automated phone system, when directed by the voice prompt, enter the 9 digits (but not the letter A) to retrieve case information. If the A number has 8 digits, please enter zero (0) followed by the 8 digits.

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