Today, February 21, 2018, NIJC learned that beginning Monday, February 26, 2018 and continuing through the end of May 2018, Immigration Judge Kathryn DeAngelis will hear detained cases. The non-detained individual hearings on Immigration Judge DeAngelis’ docket during the affected time period will be rescheduled and new hearing notices will be sent out. Immigration Judge DeAngelis will continue to hear non-detained master (status) calendar hearings on Thursdays during this time period.
As a reminder, new policies under this Administration mean there will continue to be additional scheduling changes at the immigration court and asylum office. As a result, it is critical that attorneys ensure they and their clients receive notice of new interview or hearing dates.
If you are representing a client who is in immigration court (removal) proceedings: Make sure you have an E28 appearance form on file with the immigration court so you receive notice of any new hearing date. If your client moves, you must file Form E33 with the immigration court and Form AR-11 with USCIS within five business days of the move. NIJC also encourages attorneys to check the court’s automated information line at 1-800-898-7180 on a monthly basis to determine whether there has been any change to a client’s hearing date or judge. If you do not receive notice of your client's rescheduled hearing because you did not properly file your appearance with the court and your client misses the hearing as a result, he or she will be ordered removed.
If you are representing a client with a case before the asylum office: Make sure you have a G28 appearance form on file with the Chicago Asylum Office. If your client moves, you must file form AR-11 with USCIS and the Chicago Asylum Office within five business days of the move.
Please reach out to your NIJC point-of-contact with any questions.