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 attorneys Elif Keles and Amy Prokop have a combined total of over 25 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. This page links to the contact information for all Immigration Courts and gives you access to the Immigration Judge Benchbook and the Immigration Court Practice Manual. It allows you to gain information about all Immigration Judges across the U.S.
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Immigration Courts is divided into the following subsections:
- Winning Your Case in Immigration Court Videos
- Information About the Immigration Courts
- Practice Advisories from the American Immigration Council (AIC)
Winning Your Case in Immigration Court Videos
- Winning Your Case in Immigration Court When you go before an immigration judge, the government may not be able prove that you are deportable from the U.S. and you may be able to apply for adjustment for status, waivers, asylum, cancellation of removal or registry.
- Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents This video explains the basic process of applying for “Cancellation of Removal”, legal jargon for obtaining permanent residence from an Immigration Judge.
- Asylum: Winning Your Case A person with a “well-founded fear” of persecution if they return to their home country may apply for asylum before the USCIS and a person in removal proceedings may apply for asylum before an Immigration Judge.
IMMIGRATION COURTS: GENERAL INFORMATION
- Immigration Court Outcome Tool
- Immigration Court Backlog Tool (TRAC)
- New Judge Hiring Fails to Stem Rising Immigration Backlog
- Immigration Courts Listing
- Immigration Courts’ (800) Number
- Immigration Judge Benchbook
- Immigration Court Practice Manual
- Filing a Complaint Regarding an Immigration Judge’s Conduct
- Immigration Judge Reports — Asylum (TRAC)
- Report on Immigration Courts (TRAC)
- Immigration Judge Sues Over Recusal from Cases (8-22-14)
PRACTICE ADVISORIES FROM THE AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL (AIC)
- Terminating Removal Proceedings to Pursue Naturalization before DHS: Strategies for Challenging Matter of Acosta Hidalgo (3-18-08)
- Employment Authorization and Asylum: Strategies to Avoid Stopping the Asylum Clock (2-28-06)
- Staying The Voluntary Departure Period When Filing A Motion To Reopen (12-16-05 )