By Manoj Rijal, NEW YORK:- The US Immigration Courts, which were functioning minimum because of the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic, will resume hearing on the immigration cases from June 29, 2020.
According to the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the hearings will take place in various immigration courts of the United States. The hearings, however, will focus only on the cases of the non-detainees.
“It’s a good news that the hearings are resuming. There may be lots of adjustments to be made because of a long time closure owing to the COVID-19 situation. We are hopeful and looking forward,” said Binod Roka, a private attorney based in New York.
The immigration courts in Buffalo and Memphis along with those in Boston, Dallas and Las Vegas will start hearings of the non-detainees on June 29. The immigration court in Honolulu, in the meantime, will start the hearings a bit faster on June 15.
More than 3,700 immigration cases of Nepalese were affected and lingered due to the COVID-19 situation, with New York recording the highest number of cases followed by California, Texas and Massachusetts, respectively.
“We hope that the immigration cases of the Nepalese, along with other cases, will move ahead now,” attorney Roka said.
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