Update – Proposed Change To Automated System For Deportation Case Info

Posted on September 22nd, 2010, by Jennifer Varughese in Immigration Law. Comments Off on Update – Proposed Change To Automated System For Deportation Case Info

Previously we reported a proposed change to the system for obtaining 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 hearing dates and case history with the immigration court.

Citing security concerns, the government proposed 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).

Now, the government has announced that the proposed change will no longer be going into effect.

Responding to the outcry from private practitioners who feared that they would not be able to access court information for clients in deportation proceedings, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) decided to keep the current system in place.

Thus, the automated system will continue to require entry only of the 9-digit “A” number, without the additional requirement of entry of the date on the charging document.

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Jennifer S. Varughese is the lead immigration attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C. Her immigration law practice covers both family-based and employment-based green cards, temporary visas, adjustment of status for those already present in the country, citizenship, and deportation cases. Ms. Varughese has been recognized for her work in the area of the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.

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