The EOIR Committee serves as the liaison between AILA New York Chapter members and the local immigration courts (EOIR) and ICE Chief Counsel (OPLA). Members of the committee attend regular liaison meetings with each of the agencies and disseminate minutes to the chapter. The committee also serves as a point of contact for chapter members who encounter problems in immigration court proceedings.

  • Schedule yearly/bi-yearly liason meetings with agencies to address issues
  • Host a CLE meeting with heads of agencies to address hot topics and/or best practices before the Court along with best practices and issues related to JMTRs with OCC
  • Host a brown-bag lunch on PD and how to get more grants of PD requests


EOIR/Immigration Court Documents

Varick Immigration Court Phone Listing March 2020

Federal Plaza Immigration Court Phone Listing March 2020

Broadway Immigration Court Phone Listing March 2020

Info regarding Imm Court at 290 Broadway-Aug 2019 Meeting

EOIR Organizational Chart August 2017


ICE Office of Chief Counsel Documents

OCC NYC Ltr re- how to find Responsible Atty

ICE eService Brochure August 2017


Contact Information for Immigration Court Administrators (accurate as of May 13, 2020):

New York – Broadway: Victoria Hanely – Victoria.Hanley@usdoj.gov

New York – Varick: Paul Friedman (acting) – Paul.Friedman@usdoj.gov

New York – Federal Plaza: Tina Barrow (acting) – Tina.Barrow@usdoj.gov

Buffalo: Stephanie Kerr – Stephanie.Kerr@usdoj.gov

Batavia: Stephanie Kerr (acting) –Stephanie.Kerr@usdoj.gov

Newark: Yolanda English – Yolanda.English@usdoj.gov

Elizabeth: Paul Friedman – Paul.Friedman@usdoj.gov


Member Role
Tracy Lawson Co-Chair
Myriam Sanchez-Hildenbrand Co-Chair