Where do I file my Houston immigration court?

Where do I file my Houston immigration court?

Filings will be accepted on the 14th floor of the Mickey Leland Federal Building, where hearings scheduled for that location will continue. Parties with cases assigned to the 1801 Smith Street location will receive updated hearing notices. Please see Google Maps for a map and directions to the immigration court.

How many US immigration courts are there?

There are over 60 immigration courts, and each of these often hears cases at several locations throughout the United States.

Where are immigration cases heard?

Your case will be heard in the court that has jurisdiction based on where you live. Each immigration court has one or more immigration judges (IJ). Your case will be heard by an immigration judge, even if it takes place over a series of different days.

Is EOIR part of DHS?

EOIR is independent of the immigration enforcement functions of both the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration- Related Unfair Employment Practices.

How long does it take for immigration to make a decision?

Technically, the USCIS has to provide you with a decision on your naturalization application within 120 days of your naturalization interview. In a green card application, the USCIS is supposed to provide you with an official notification of their decision within 30 days of your interview.

How are immigration courts different?

Unlike criminal and civil cases, immigration cases cannot be ruled on by a jury. Only an immigration judge can decide on the arguments made for and against your case. Immigration judges are appointed by the Department of Justice, and opposing attorneys represent the U.S. government.

How many cases is Uscis pending?

State = California, Court Location = Los Angeles

State Pending Cases
California 222,233
New York 175,996
New Jersey 95,915
Massachusetts 92,924

How do I contact EOIR?

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 1-800-898-7180 (toll-free) to obtain case status information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What department is over immigration?

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plays a central role in administering the immigration system of the United States. Administration of immigration benefits is the responsibility of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

What does DHS do for immigration?

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) engages in immigration enforcement actions to prevent unlawful entry into the United States and to apprehend and repatriate noncitizens who have violated or failed to comply with U.S. immigration laws.