All non-detained hearings, including merits hearings, are postponed through April 10.
In addition, certain immigration courts are entirely closed. The Houston EOIR is not one of them, so they will be currently accepting filings.
Below is the EOIR statement as well as an EOIR link, which provides information on which courts are entirely closed.
Attributable to an EOIR spokesperson:
Due to EOIR’s continuing evaluation of information from local, regional, state, and federal officials regarding the coronavirus pandemic, the agency is postponing non-detained hearings nationwide. As a result, the following immigration court locations are closed:
- Atlanta-W. Peachtree Street
- Houston-S. Gessner Road
- New York City-Broadway
- New York City-Federal Plaza
These postponements and closures are effective March 18, 2020, through April 10, 2020. Detained cases will be heard as scheduled.
Please check Twitter (@DOJ_EOIR), Facebook (Executive Office for Immigration Review), and EOIR website for updates, including information about emergency filings for cases assigned to an immigration court that is temporarily closed.
Case status and hearing date information on the automated case information hotline and online application may not be updated for those cases postponed due to operational changes during the coronavirus pandemic. Following the issuance of a new hearing notice, such information will be updated. As always, court documents such as notices are your official source of information.