Here is an update on where things stand right now with Immigration Court and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  THEIR STATUS CHANGES OFTEN, so always check the government’s websites (listed below) to find out the latest information. Keep your address up to date with the government so you do not miss any mail. If you are in immigration court, check the 1-800 number at least once a week, but preferably every day. These updates are also on ILAP’s COVID-19 site:
The Boston Immigration Court will resume hearings tomorrow, Monday, June 29. Visit the Boston Court’s website to learn more or click here to see the status of other Immigration Courts around the country.

Some people’s cases are being rescheduled, including many Master Calendar Hearings. A Master Calendar Hearing is the first hearing in a case, during which the judge sets dates for your case in the future. ILAP recommends calling the Immigration Court hotline (1-800-898-7180) at least weekly to get information about your case. Refer to our self-help guide if you need help calling the court’s hotline. Please note that the hotline may NOT be up to date with a new hearing date if your case was postponed due to COVID-19.

Click here to read more about the court’s policy changes in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Visit the Immigration Court (EOIR) website before your court date for the most up-to-date information.


As of June 4, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices are beginning to re-open and schedule appointments. Information can change quickly, so please check the USCIS website for the latest information.

USCIS is not accepting walk-in visits at this time. You must have a scheduled appointment with USCIS before arriving at a USCIS office.

USCIS field offices will send notices to those with appointments or naturalization ceremonies impacted by the closure.

USCIS asylum offices will automatically reschedule asylum interviews. When the interview is rescheduled, asylum applicants will receive a new interview notice with the new time, date and location of the interview and information about safety precautions.

USCIS will automatically reschedule Application Support Center appointments due to the office closure, and those impacted will receive a new appointment letter in the mail.

If you had an InfoPass or other appointment at the field office, you must reschedule through