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  • 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…
  • Last week, the Chicago Immigration Court announced that all the Chicago judges will be adding at an additional Master Calendar (status) date to their dockets beginning March 4, 2013 and continuing through November 30, 2013.  As a result, individuals who merits hearings scheduled for the new…
  • New resources are now available here for attorneys representing asylum clients who need to argue for an exception to the one-year filing deadline for asylum applications.  Resources include sample briefs and recent unpublished Board of Immigration Appeals' decisions finding exceptions to the…
  • Please click here to view the holiday hours for the Chicago Immigration Court.  Please note that the court closes early on Friday, December 14th.