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AILA Doc. No. 20080301 | Dated September 3, 2020
On September 3, 2020, U.S. District Judge John Michael Vasquez heard oral arguments on the AILA New Jersey Chapter’s request for a Preliminary Injunction. (AILA New Jersey Chapter v. EOIR, 8/7/20).
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AILA’s New Jersey Chapter filed its reply in further support of the Motion for a Preliminary Injunction. Oral argument is scheduled for September 3, 2020, at 2:00 pm (ET).
EOIR opposed the AILA New Jersey Chapter’s Motion for a Preliminary Injunction. AILA New Jersey Chapter’s reply is due on September 1, 2020. Oral argument is scheduled for September 3, 2020, at 2:00 pm (ET).
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The AILA New Jersey Chapter filed a motion for preliminary injunction, as well as a brief in support of the motion, requesting the court to issue a Preliminary Injunction prohibiting EOIR from compelling attorneys to attend in-person proceedings at the Newark Immigration Court.
The AILA New Jersey Chapter filed a complaint in district court seeking to enjoin the Newark Immigration Court from forcing immigration attorneys to appear for in-person proceedings at the Newark, New Jersey immigration court during the COVID-19 pandemic. (AILA New Jersey Chapter v. EOIR, 7/31/20)
The complaint noted that:
“The Newark Immigration Court is no stranger to the devastating effects of COVID-19. The coronavirus spread through the court before it closed in March, and COVID-19 illnesses tragically caused the deaths of both a longtime private immigration attorney and a staffer at the immigration prosecutor’s office, as well as causing the serious illness of both a senior immigration prosecutor and a court translator.”
Cite as AILA Doc. No. 20080301.