• Contact Us
  • Create Account
  • Sign In
Immigration Justice Campaign Text Logo
An initiative of:
AIC
AILA
AIRP

Motions in Immigration Court

At various points in your asylum representation, you may need to file a procedural motion with the immigration court. This might be a Motion for a Continuance if you need to request a later hearing date; a Motion for Telephonic Appearance or Telephonic Testimony; or a Motion to Accept Late-Filed Evidence.

On this page you will find sample motions that you can use and adapt. As always, make sure to consult the Immigration Court Practice Manual for detailed instructions on formatting and submission of motions.



Sample

Sample Motion to Withdraw as Counsel

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample motion to withdraw as counsel for a client who was released from detention while his removal case was pending.
This resource is restricted to volunteers actively working on cases.

Sample

Sample Motion to Convert Individual Hearing to Master Calendar

Immigration Justice Campaign
A motion requesting that an individual hearing be converted to a master calendar hearing, to give the asylum seeker and attorney more time to prepare the case.
This resource is restricted to volunteers actively working on cases.

Sample

Sample Motion to Extend Filing Deadline

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample motion to request that the filing deadline for supporting documents be extended.
This resource is restricted to volunteers actively working on cases.

Sample

Motion for Telephonic Appearance

Immigration Justice Campaign
A motion to permit telephonic appearance of an expert in a detained asylum case.
This resource is restricted to volunteers actively working on cases.

Sample

Motion for Untimely Filing

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample motion to use to request that the court accept an untimely filing of evidence. As always, make sure to consult the Immigration Court Practice Manual for formatting and procedural requirements for motions.
This resource is restricted to volunteers actively working on cases.

Sample

Motion for Continuance

American Friends Service Committee
A sample motion for a continuance at the Elizabeth, NJ detention center.
This resource is restricted to volunteers actively working on cases.

Sample

Motion for Change of Venue

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample motion to change venue. If your client is released from detention while her or his case is pending, he or she will need to file a motion to change venue to the immigration court with jurisdiction over her or his new residence.
This resource is restricted to volunteers actively working on cases.

Need Assistance?

If you are a volunteer attorney working on a case with the Immigration Justice Campaign, find out how to get individualized help with your case.
About Our Model Volunteer Advocacy Get Trained Join

The American Immigration Council warns non-citizens to guard against spoofing phone calls from ill-intended individuals seeking to create panic among our immigrant community. To learn more, please go to scam.immigrationcouncil.org.

1331 G St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C., 20005 | 202-507-7500
Copyright © 2020 American Immigration Lawyers Association & American Immigration Council. All rights reserved.
Terms and Conditions