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COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic is having profound impacts on the immigration detention system and the immigration courts. On this page you will find updates related to detention, release from detention, the operation of the immigration courts, and legal arguments related to COVID-19.

Parole During COVID-19

Training Resources


Recorded Webinar: Parole From Detention During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Immigration Justice Campaign
ICE continues to hold tens of thousands of non-citizens in immigration prisons across the country -- in crowded conditions with no protection from COVID-19. In this webinar, attorneys from the Immigration Justice Campaign explain how to seek release from immigration detention via parole, with a specific focus on seeking parole during the pandemic.


Slides: Parole from Detention During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Immigration Justice Campaign
Slides from the webinar "Parole from Detention During the COVID-19 Pandemic."


Recorded Webinar: Detention During COVID-19: What is Happening and How You Can Help

Immigration Justice Campaign
Watch our webinar recording to learn about what is happening in immigration detention centers and immigration courts around the country during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what you can do to help.

Samples and Supporting Documents

Immigration Court Practice


Remote Lawyering in Immigration Court

Immigration Justice Campaign
In this video roundtable, four expert practitioners (including a former immigration judge) discuss tips and strategies for representing clients remotely in their immigration court proceedings.


Standing Orders of Immigration Courts re: Continuances and Telephonic Appearances Due to COVID-19

Executive Office for Immigration Review
Immigration courts around the country have been issuing standing orders around telephonic appearances and requests for continuances in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. EOIR is adding these orders to the Immigration Court Practice Manual, Appendix R.
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