Immigration attorneys in Chicago, Miami, Texas, and Virginia told CBS News their clients or their colleagues' clients were issued a Notice to Appear (NTA) for hearings scheduled Jan. 31. The attorneys learned the dates weren't real when they called the courts to confirm.
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January 31, 2019
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Tags: Courts, Immigration Process
Organizations mentioned/involved: American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
On Wednesday evening, the Executive Office of Immigration Review, the body that oversees all the, instructed all attorneys with a January 31 NTA “to confirm the time and date of any hearing.”
“There will be another episode of mass confusion in the immigration courts [Thursday] as a result of the DHS’s decision to issue Notice to Appear with fake immigration court dates,” Brian Casson, a Virginia-based immigration attorney, said in an email to CBS News.
An ICE spokesperson said via email she would not be able to provide a comment prior to publication.