Proposed Change To Automated System For Deportation Case Info
Individuals in removal (deportation) proceedings are able to obtain immigration court information by calling an automated telephone number, 1-800-898-7180. By calling that number and entering in one’s 9-digit alien or “A” number, information can be found such as the day/time of one’s removal hearing, the assigned immigration court and immigration judge, any past removal orders entered, and any pending appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).
Citing security concerns, the government is proposing a change to the automated system, whereby callers would be required to also enter in the date on their charging document, referred to as a Notice to Appear (NTA).
Such an additional requirement may prove problematic for attorneys and family members who have a loved one in immigration custody. It can be difficult for third parties to obtain a copy of the NTA and, thus, concerned parties may not be able to determine when court proceedings are taking place.
Various immigration organizations are voicing their concern regarding this proposed change. We will keep you posted.
For more information, please see Update- Proposed Change To Automated System For Deportation Case Info.
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