The Buffalo Immigration Court is under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge. That office is part of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) which is part of the US Department of Justice.
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).
A few of these related offices are:
- USCIS Asylum Office (Newark, NJ)
- Buffalo USCIS field office
- Buffalo ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations Field Office
- Buffalo ICE Office of the Chief Counsel
News media and inquiries from Congress can be sent to:
Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs
5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 1902
Falls Church, VA 22041
Location of the Buffalo Immigration Court
The court is located at:
Buffalo Immigration Court
130 Delaware Avenue, Suite 300
Buffalo, NY 14202
There are window filing hours as follows:
8am-12pm and 12:30 pm to 3pm
The office hours are:
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Monday-Thursday)
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Friday
Phone number. The Immigration Court can be reached at 716.551.3442. The Court doesn’t accept faxes or electronic submissions – unless the Court or the Immigration Judge requests the faxes/electronic submissions. If the submission isn’t requested, it will be discarded and won’t be made part of the record.
There is parking available on the street and at parking lots. There is also public transportation:
- NFTA Bus – 25 Delaware and 11 Colvin.
- NFTA Metro Rail – Fountain Plaza or Lafayette Stations.
The Immigration Judges are:
- Jose A. Sanchez, Assistant Chief Immigration Judge (Acting)
- Mary C. Baumgarten
- Steven Connelly
- Denise Hochul
- Walter H. Ruehle
- Court Administrator:
- Stephanie L. Kerr
The court is open Monday to Friday except for federal holidays. The EOIR, Office of Legal Access Programs, has numerous self-help materials.