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ICE is reportedly increasing use of video conferencing at immigration court

  1. Date Announced

    Sept. 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]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Sept. 11, 2018
Status: Reported
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: ICE EOIR

Prior Policies

  • 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.

    2017 Immigration Court Practice Manual

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