We begin the start of a new week with more unpleasant COVID-19 related delays. If you planned to attend an immigration hearing before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), you may find yourself out of luck.
The EOIR recently announced that beginning January 10, 2022, the agency has postponed non-detained, non-represented case hearings due to the surge in Omicron variant cases nationwide.
Individuals in immigration proceedings should be sure to maintain updated contact information with their immigration court to ensure they receive the latest news regarding the status of their immigration hearings.
Which hearings have been postponed by the court?
According to new information released by the EOIR regarding the latest status of hearings, the following types of cases have been postponed, while others are proceeding as scheduled.
- Non-detained cases without a lawyer or other representative of record
Proceeding as Scheduled
- Detained cases, including bond requests and custody redeterminations
- Non-detained cases with a lawyer or other representative of record
- Non-detained cases without a lawyer or other representative of record who wish to proceed
- Cases of individuals outside the U.S. who are enrolled in the Migrant Protection Protocols
- Non-detained individuals without a lawyer or other representative of record should not appear for any hearing scheduled through January 31, 2022.
Will I receive a notice of postponement from the Court?
The EOIR will mail notices to all parties affected by these postponements, however some parties will not receive the mailed notice of postponement or rescheduling in advance of hearings scheduled before January 15, 2022.
Where can I find more information about postponed hearings?
If you have questions or are uncertain whether your hearing has been postponed, please check the Automated Court Information System online or at 800-898-7180 (TDD: 800-828-1120) or call the immigration court handling your case.