Contributed by Melanie Corrin, Partner
On September 10, 2014 the United States Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced that it will assign all immigration cases originating at the Artesia, NM Detention Center to the Immigration Court in Denver, Colorado.
As an update to this announcement, Immigration Judges Trujillo and Livingston are now assigned to cases for the Artesia Detention Center until further notice. The court has been cancelling all hearings for these two judges, initially in six week increments and increasing in three week increments as needed. If your case is before one of these judges you will receive a cancellation notice in the mail, as will we if we are your attorney of record. As of right now, the court is not re-calendaring these cases, but has stated that it will as soon as possible. Considering the number of pending cases before the immigration court, and the fact that these cases are being put off indefinitely, this will certainly have an immediate effect on removal proceedings for individuals who are not currently detained. Hearings will most likely be scheduled into 2017 and beyond. If you are a current client, we will contact you as soon as we receive a notice and discuss strategy and options going forward.
Please contact Joseph Law Firm, P.C. with any immediate questions or concerns.
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