Houston Immigration Court

The Houston Immigration Court is located in downtown Houston, TX. As the chief immigration court, it handles non-detainee immigration court cases.

The Immigration Court in Houston, TX, operates under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, which is a part of the Executive Office for Immigration Review under the Department of Justice. The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in Houston, TX, are separate organizations.

The nine judges in Houston's Immigration Court handle cases involving whether foreign-born individuals, who are charged by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with violating immigration law.

The immigration judges in the immigration court in Houston, TX, can decide who should be ordered removed from the United States. In these cases, an immigration attorney will argue that instead of being removed, the person should be granted relief or protection from removal and be permitted to remain in this country.

The immigration courts in Houston, TX, also decide cases related to asylum and the cancellation of removal proceedings.

Attorney for the Houston Immigration Court

If you need an attorney for a case at the Houston Immigration Court, then contact Luis F. Hess. Luis F. Hess, PLLC is located in Shenandoah, Texas, just north of The Woodlands and Houston, TX.

Luis F. Hess helps clients apply for a green card or a visa. He represents clients charged with violating immigration law during removal proceedings. In these cases, he assists the client in asserting defenses that provide relief from removal so that they can be permitted to remain in the United States.

Attorney Luis F. Hess represents clients throughout the Montgomery County and Harris County, TX. His office serves clients with immigration cases throughout Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring, and Houston, TX. As an experienced immigration attorney, he regularly appears in the Immigration Courts throughout the greater Houston area including at the courthouse downtown, the CCA Detention Center on Greens Road, and the Joe Corley Detention Center.

If you need an experienced immigration attorney located near The Woodlands just north of Houston, TX, then contact us. Call Luis F. Hess, PLLC at (281) 205-8540 today.


Contact Information for the Houston Immigration Court

The Houston Immigration Court is located in downtown Houston on the southeast side of the Federal Building at the following address:

Houston Immigration Court
600 Jefferson Street, Suite 900
Houston, Texas 77002-7335
Phone: (713) 718-3870

The office hours of the immigration courts in Houston are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can reach the automated system after normal business hours at (800) 898-7180.

Documents can be filed on Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On Friday, documents can be filed from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. During the week, the window for filing documents is closed from noon until 1:00 p.m. each day.


The Immigration Judges in Houston, TX

The nine immigration judges that decide cases at the Houston Immigration Court include:

  • Clarease Rankin Yates
  • Georgina M. Picos
  • Richard A. Jamadar
  • Monique Harris
  • Stephanie E. Gorman
  • Marcos Gemoets
  • Gary E. Endelman
  • Chris A. Brisack
  • Nimmo Bhagat

A U.S. Immigration Judge in the Houston Immigration Court determines whether an individual from a foreign country (often called in "alien") should be allowed to enter or remain in the United States or should be removed in a formal court proceeding.

In a typical removal proceeding, an immigration judge at the Houston Immigration Court will decide whether an alien is removable, deportable, or inadmissible under the law.

The judge in immigration court in Houston, TX, will then decide whether that alien may avoid removal by accepting voluntary departure, protection under the United Nations Convention Against Torture, adjustment of status, cancellation of removal, by qualifying for asylum, or other forms of relief from removal.


Additional Resources

Immigration Court in Houston - Visit the website of the United States Department of Justice to find information about the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the Houston Immigration Court at Continental Center II on 9th street in downtown.


This article was last updated on Friday, April 27, 2018.

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