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ICE is reportedly increasing use of video conferencing at immigration court

  1. Original Date Announced

    September 11, 2018

    Immigration court practitioners in New York City report that ICE has begun using video conferencing for immigration court proceedings, rather than bringing detainees to hearings in person. [ID #355]

    Report: Video Conferencing at Immigration Court
  2. Effective Date

    September 11, 2018

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Reported
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: ICE EOIR

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • November 2, 2017 Video conferencing had not previously been used in New York City, according to these reports, although it has been widely used in immigration court proceedings since Congress permitted the practice in 1996. It is especially common in rural or remote detention facilities. Go to article on


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