Walking through immigration court system for asylum seekers

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If the United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) is unable to further process an asylum application, it will be forwarded to the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), an office of the United States Department of Justice. They are empowered to adjudicate immigration cases and oversee immigration courts in the United States. This court system is under the supervision of the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge. Also, appeals from immigration courts are handled by the Board of Immigration Appeals which is a part of EOIR. There are more than 50 such courts in the United States that deals solely on immigration matters. The EOIR is expected to adjudicate immigration cases fairly, expeditiously and uniformly apply the law. While administering the nation’s immigration court system, the EOIR decides the fate violators of immigration law.

The EOIR conducts administrative removal proceedings and determine the individuals that need to be removed from the country. An appeal could result in stay of a deportation order or granting the appeal for those who are living in the U.S. and are unable to return to the country of citizenship due to the fear of persecution based on religion, nationality, race, social or political affiliation.