Congresswoman Demands Review of Filing Deadlines
Ayanna Pressley, a United States Congresswoman, expressed her concerns to the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) regarding the changes to court filing deadlines that negatively impact many immigration cases across the country. Many asylum seekers are children that could be at risk for deportation if their applications remain in the US are not filed in a timely manner. Pressley stated that she is concerned that scheduling orders were sent out simultaneously which jeopardize the rights of many vulnerable children applying for asylum.
About 800 orders were sent out in the month of December from the Denver Immigration Court, and all were dated December 18 . The orders gave a filing deadline of February 1, 2020. Some of the orders were sent to individuals who arrived unaccompanied to the US and others to people with issues of mental competency. Unaccompanied minors are provided with more time to file because of their vulnerability.
If you have received an order from the Immigration Court, please call our office to schedule a consultation. In most cases, we can fight against these orders.