Immigration Courts are currently open during regular business hours. Detained cases will continue to be heard as scheduled. Please note, however, that non-detained cases scheduled for today, October 17, 2013 , will be rescheduled for a future date. Effective tomorrow, October 18, 2013, all non-detained case dockets will proceed with all scheduled cases. If additional schedule changes are necessary, the immigration court with administrative control over the case will notify the parties to the case. Immigration courts will provide new notices of hearing for all non-detained cases that were not heard during the lapse in government funding
The Board of Immigration Appeals has returned to normal operations. Guidance regarding filings that were due during the lapse in government funding will be available in the near future.
The Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer has returned to normal operations.