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  • Per Chicago Immigration Court administrator Christine Epstein:Judge McNulty shall preside over the Chicago Detained docket on Mondays and Wednesday for the months of February and March during Judge Fujimoto’s absence.   Judge McNulty shall also preside over her merits…
  • The Chicago Immigration Court has announced that1.  Judge Fujimoto (detained docket) will be out on leave for the month of January 2014.     -- Judge McNulty will cover master calendar hearings on Judge Fujimoto's docket.2.  Judge McNulty's docket:   …
  • The Chicago Immigration Court has announced the following schedule for the Christmas and New Years holiday:Friday, December 20, 2013: No Filings after 12 noonTuesday, December 24, 2013: No Filings after 12 noon Wednesday, December 25, 2013: Closed All DayTuesday, December 31, 2013: No Filings after…
  • The Assistant Chief Immigration Judge for Chicago is currently working on a plan for rescheduling Judge Zerbe’s merits cases and cancellation of removal cases.  As soon as a plan has been developed and agreed upon, the Court will provide additional information.  If you are an NIJC pro…
  • The Chicago Immigration Court has announced that Judge Zerbe’s docket has been cancelled through Friday, November 29, 2013.  Master calendar hearings set for this time period will be rescheduled, but merits hearings will not be rescheduled until his return.  If you are an NIJC pro…
  • Beginning on Oct. 1, 2013, all mail addressed to the Executive Office for Immigration Review’s (EOIR) Headquarters in Falls Church, VA, including the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) will be processed through a different mail processing facility that requires a new zip code.  The street…
  • On April 12, 2013, the plaintiffs in the asylum clock class action lawsuit (A.B.T. et al v. USCIS, et al.), represented by the American Immigration Council, the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, and the Seattle law firm Gibbs Houston Pauw, filed a proposed…
  • On April 12, 2013, the plaintiffs in the asylum clock class action lawsuit (A.B.T. et al v. USCIS, et al.), represented by the American Immigration Council, the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, and the Seattle law firm Gibbs Houston Pauw, filed a proposed…
  •  Please be advised that effective immediately all persons entering the Chicago Immigration Court will have to provide some form of identification.  This is a procedure placed into effect by the Federal Protective Service (FPS). The form of identification can be a foreign government…
  • Today, USCIS published a revised version of the Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney.  Attorneys may begin using the revised form immediately. USCIS will not accept prior versions of the form after May 26, 2013.NIJC would like to remind pro bono attorneys of the following…