Houston - Greenspoint Park Immigration Court (2024)

  • Court Announcements
  • About the Court
  • Contact the Court
  • Public Health
  • Immigration Court Procedures
  • Helpful Links

Court Announcements

  • Internet-Based Hearings Access Information
  • Operational Status Information
  • Administrative Control List
  • More Court Information

About the Court

TheHouston - Greenspoint Park Immigration Court falls under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, which is a component of the Executive Office for Immigration Review under the Department of Justice.

Contact the Court

Address

16800 Greenspoint Park Drive, 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77060

Hours

  • Court Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Window Filing Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • The court's phones will be answered until 4 p.m.

Phone

281-765-5900

Parking/Transit

Parking is open and free to public.

Building Access and Security Screening Process

All visitors to the immigration court must undergo a security screening through a metal detector machine as well as a handbag screening each time they visit the immigration court. Shoes may be required to be removed, if needed. Food and drinks are not allowed.

Visitors must not bring any cameras, video or recording equipment.

Assistant Chief Immigration Judge*

Jeffrey S. Miller- in person

Staff Assistant or Alternate POC

Kerrylyn Blake
281-765-5938

Court Administrator

Michael M. John
281-765-5929
Michael.John@usdoj.gov

Immigration Judges

  • Justin S. Dinsdale - internet-based
    • Clerk:Brandy Armstrong-Johnson
      281-765-5930
  • Monica Thompson Guidry - in person
    • Clerk:Sharla Martin
      281-765-5982
  • Nicholle M. Hempel - in person
    • Clerk:Trojuan Quinn
      281-765-5945
  • Maria L. Jaimes-Salgado - in person
    • Clerk:Amy Gonzalez
      281-765-5918
  • Adam M. Jovanovic - in person
    • Clerk:Samoya Groves
      281-765-5952
  • Brent H. Landis - in person
    • Clerk:Khalilah Kennedy
      281-765-5968
  • Alexander H. Lee - in person
    • Clerk:Mr. Ellis
      281-765-5971
  • Joshua D. Osborn - in person
    • Clerk:Monica Flores
      281-765-5978
  • Martinque M. Parker - in person
    • Clerk:Jasmine Cooks
      281-765-5990
  • Alex D. Perez - in person
    • Clerk:Jocelyn Moore
      281-765-5964
  • Christopher V. Phan - internet-based
    • Clerk:Debbie Tate
      281-765-5922
  • Artie R. Pobjecky - in person
    • Clerk:Karen Encinosa
      281-765-5975
  • Oshea D. Spencer - in person
    • Clerk:Huy Truong
      281-765-5926
  • Jason L. Stern
    • Clerk:Stephanie McMurray
      281-765-5963
  • Lydia G. Tamez - in person
    • Clerk:Theresa Lewis
      281-765-5909
  • Kenya L. Wells - in person
    • Clerk:Terry Estwick
      281-765-5976
  • Romaine L. White - internet-based
    • Clerk:Mandy Acosta
      281-765-5917

Supervisory Legal Administrative Specialists

Delilah Alvarez
281-765-5904

Kerrylyn Blake
281-765-5938

Angel Garay
281-765-5919

Meghann Hebert
281-765-5946

Tiffany Howard
281-765-5902

Crystal Ledbetter
281-765-5950

Beverly Williams
281-765-5969

Latisha Wilson
281-765-5913

Legal Assistants

Mandy Acosta
281-765-5917

Tiara Bailey
281-765-5928

Danielle Binion
281-765-5936

Carol Edwards
281-765-5951

Jess Gallegos
281-765-5908

Maria Orquera
281-765-5939

Perla Parra
281-765-5973

Ana Santos Quintero
281-765-5923

Ashley Rangel
281-765-5937

Terleia Shields
281-765-5967

Debbie Tate
281-765-5922

Walter Williams
281-765-5942

Support Services Specialist

Cristian Garcia
713-751-1539

*Backup Assistant Chief Immigration Judge: Charles P. Koutras

Public Health

Consistent with public health officials’ guidance, EOIR has implemented practices to help to protect all people working in and visiting EOIR spaces throughout the country. Please see the agency’s Public Health Noticefor more information.

EOIR operates within a variety of settings across the country, most commonly in federal or leased buildings controlled by the General Services Administration and detention facilities operated by the Department of Homeland Security. All visitors to any building or facility in which an EOIR operation is located are required to comply with all relevant laws or policies governing access to those buildings or facilities.Individuals who do not comply with any relevant laws or policies may be denied access to or asked to leave the building or facility. Individuals seeking to visit any building or facility in which an EOIR operation is located are encouraged to contact the building or facility in advance to determine any relevant policies or laws related to entry.

The immigration court has put into place procedures to implement the guidance of public health officials. Please take note of the information below and be prepared to follow these and any additional instructions provided to you when you arrive for your hearing.

  • Be prepared – have a mask available. Face coverings may be required in the courtroom if directed by the presiding immigration judge. As necessary and when appropriate, individuals with medical conditions that prevent them from wearing a face covering should alert the judge to their situation.
  • To maintain appropriate social distancing and best facilitate hearings, you may be asked to move or leave a particular area.
  • Waiting times to enter the building and EOIR space may be significantly longer than usual. Make arrangements to arrive in advance of your hearing so you arrive to the courtroom on time.
  • Social distancing (maintaining a distance of six feet from those with whom you do not live) is required.
    • Please remember this while choosing to enter an elevator. Elevator wait times may be significantly longer than usual for this reason.
    • In EOIR space, staff or signs may direct you to a seat. If instructed to sit in a particular location, do not switch seats.
  • Please do not bring people with you into EOIR space unless they are required to be present for your hearing. Remember that the immigration court may limit entry.

Immigration Court Procedures

For information regarding procedures for practice before the immigration courts, please review the Immigration Court Practice Manual.

Helpful Links and Information

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and are therefore separate from the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). For more information about those DHS offices, please see the following links:

News Media/Congressional Inquiries

News media and congressional inquiries regarding the immigration court must be directed to the EOIR Communications and Legislative Affairs Division (CLAD):

Communications and Legislative Affairs Division
5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 1800
Falls Church, VA 22041
703-305-0289 (phone)
PAO.EOIR@usdoj.gov

Holidays and Emergencies

The immigration court is open Monday to Friday except for federal holidays. The Office of Personnel Management publishes a list of the observed dates of every federal holiday by year online at this link: OPM holidays. Additionally, the court may have to unexpectedly close due to inclement weather or another emergency. When necessary, information on immigration court closures or changes to the immigration court’s operating hours is available at the following links: (1) Twitter and (2) Facebook.

eRegistry

Attorneys and accredited representatives are required to register with EOIR in order to represent respondents in immigration court. More information is available at the following link:eRegistry Validation Process.

Legal Self-Help Center

The EOIR, Office of Legal Access Programs has created numerous self-help materials with many helpful resources for respondents, including information on what to do if respondents have moved or missed a hearing.

Notarios

EOIR warns respondents about immigration fraud perpetrated by notarios who claim to provide legal assistance but are unable to represent respondents in immigration court, provide legal services, or give legal advice. For more information, please see the following document:

  • Fact Sheet, “EOIR’s Programs to Fight Fraud, Abuse, and Ineffective Representation in Immigration Proceedings” (March 2016).

Appeals

Immigration court decisions are first appealable to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Instructions on how to file an appeal and the Appeals Form EOIR-26, Notice of Appeal from a Decision of an Immigration Judge, are available online in the E-26 and appeal instructions. The BIA website contains more information on the appeals process and procedure.

Virtual Law Library

The EOIR Virtual Law Library (VLL) contains many other legal resources and country conditions research resources as well as other reference materials.

Observing Court

Generally, immigration court proceedings are open to the public. An overview of when immigration court hearings might be closed as well as general guidelines for behavior when observing immigration court hearings are available at the following link: Observing Immigration Court Hearings. Note, the use of electronic devices, including audio/visual recordings of hearings and taking photographs, is prohibited in immigration court.

Houston - Greenspoint Park Immigration Court (2024)

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