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  • May 22, 2019
    The Chicago Immigration Court has provided the following updates: All Master Calendar and Individual (merits) Hearings scheduled for May or June 2019 with Immigration Judges Fujimoto and GIambastiani will be reset to new dates, except for Judge Fujimoto's family unit docket, which has been taken…
  • May 14, 2019
    The Chicago Immigration Court has provided the following update regarding scheduling on the non-detained docket, effective May 13, 2019 Two rehired annuitant judges are expected generally to cover dockets two days a week as follows: Judge Eliza Klein: Thursdays/Fridays (starting Thursday, May 16…
  • April 30, 2019
    On April 29, 2019, the Trump administration launched another cruel attack on asylum seekers.  In a new Presidential Memorandum, the administration ordered the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security to issue regulations to accomplish the following: To place asylum seekers who receive positive…
  • April 27, 2019
    The Chicago Immigration Court has provided two updates regarding the Court:  The phone number for the Chicago Detained Immigration Court, located at 536 S. Clark Street, recently changed. The new number is (312) 294-8400. The old number is no longer operational.   Judge Giambastiani and Judge…
  • February 5, 2019
    (2/5) Due to the expected ice storm that is scheduled to hit Chicago this evening and into the early morning hours, the Chicago Immigration Court will have a delayed opening of 10 am on February 6, 2019.   
  • January 29, 2019
    (Updated 1/29/19 at 12:30 pm) Attorneys should be aware of the following weather-related closures for Chicago area immigration agencies: The Chicago Immigration Court has announced that due to inclement weather, the Chicago Immigration Court will be closing at 2:30 pm today (Tues) and will be…
  • January 10, 2019
    The Chicago Immigration Court has announced that all cases scheduled before Visiting Judge 2 (or VJ2) for January 2019 have been "descheduled" and will not move forward on the originally scheduled date, even if the government reopens in January 2019. No action has been taken yet on the February…
  • January 10, 2019
    Via the American Immigration Lawyers Association EOIR: Generally, immigration court cases on the detained docket will proceed during the lapse in congressional appropriations while non-detained docket cases will be reset for a later date when funding resumes. Courts with detained dockets will…
  • October 16, 2018
    On October 16, 2018, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) issued a published decision in Matter of M-A-C-O-, 27 I&N Dec. 477 (BIA 2018), regarding jurisdiction over asylum applications filed by individuals who were previously designated as unaccompanied immigrant children (UICs), but filed…
  • August 27, 2018
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) in Chicago has announced that after August 24, 2018, there will no longer be a drop box at the security desk at 525 W. Van Buren to serve documents on OCC.  This means that the only way to serve documents on OCC in Chicago…