Chicago Immigration Court Moving to 55 E. Monroe
CHICAGO IMMIGRATION COURT
EOIR to Relocate Chicago Immigration Court’s Main Location
FALLS CHURCH, VA – The Chicago Immigration Court’s main location at 525 W. Van Buren Street will close for relocation on July 13, 2023. During the closure, scheduled detained and non-detained hearings will take place at the Chicago Immigration Court’s satellite location at 536 S. Clark Street, Suite 340. The satellite location will also remain open to accept Chicago Immigration Court filings and answer phone calls.
The new Chicago Immigration Court’s main location will reopen on Monday, July 24, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. for all court business. Affected hearings will be rescheduled and parties will be notified by EOIR.
NEW LOCATION CONTACT: Chicago Immigration Court
55 E. Monroe Street, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60603
HOURS OF OPERATION: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) was created on January 9, 1983, through an internal Department of Justice (DOJ) reorganization which combined the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA or Board) with the Immigration Judge function previously performed by the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) (now part of the Department of Homeland Security). Besides establishing EOIR as a separate agency within DOJ, this reorganization made the Immigration Courts independent of INS, the agency charged with enforcement of Federal immigration laws. The Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) was added in 1987. In 2013, EOIR observed its 30th anniversary.
EOIR is also separate from the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section in the DOJ Civil Rights Division and the Office of Immigration Litigation in the DOJ Civil Division.
As an office within the Department of Justice, EOIR is headed by a Director who reports directly to the Deputy Attorney General. Its headquarters are located in Falls Church, Virginia, about 10 miles from downtown Washington, DC.