Administrative Policy Updates

July 8, 2016 - 9:57am

The Chicago Immigration Court has announced that effective August 15, 2016, the hours for the filing window at the Chicago Immigration Court will change from 8:30 - 4:30 to 8:30 - 4:00

May 20, 2016 - 1:16pm

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently changed the fingerprint procedure for non-citizens in removal proceedings before an immigration judge.  Please click here for more information about this new policy.  If you are a pro bono attorney...

December 28, 2015 - 12:48pm

The zip code for the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) clerk's office has returned to 22041.  The current address for the BIA clerk's office is below.  If attorneys encounter filing delays due to problems related to the zip code changes, they should contact the clerk's office and file a motion for untimely filing.  If you are an attorney representing an NIJC client and...

December 7, 2015 - 9:23pm

On October 1, 2015, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) published a Final Rule, Separate Representation for Custody and Bond Proceedings, effective December 7, 2015. Under this final rule, EOIR amended the Form...

April 16, 2015 - 10:28am

USCIS has extended of the grace period for using the prior version of form G-28 until May 15, 2015.  Despite this extension, NIJC strongly recommends that pro bono attorneys begin to use the new form now. 

Beginning Monday, May 18, 2015, USCIS will not accept earlier versions of the G-28 form.  For more information about the new...

March 6, 2015 - 9:07pm

Please be aware that USCIS has revised the G-28 appearance form for attorneys representing clients before the Department of Homeland Security.  The new form is available here.  USCIS has extended the grace period for using the prior versions of the G-28 form through May 15.

As of May 18, 2015, if an...

February 27, 2015 - 1:04pm

This week, the Chicago Immigration Court announced significant changes to the judicial structure of the Chicago Immigration Court:

Detained Court

  • Judge Sheila McNulty (previously a non-detained judge) is assuming the full time detained judge position vacated by Judge Eliza Klein, who recently retired.
  • Detained Judge Philip DiMarzio will be on leave for six...
April 3, 2014 - 9:25am

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) recently released a useful fact sheet regarding the asylum backlog currently facing individuals seeking asylum before the USCIS Asylum Office.  The fact sheet is available ...

January 30, 2014 - 5:00pm

Click here to read the January 27, 2014 memorandum regarding the asylum cases that require review by headquarters.