Houston Immigration Court

The Houston Immigration Court handles immigration cases from the Houston metroplex.  While you are entitled to represent yourself, speaking to an experienced immigration attorney can help you get the best defense, and increase your odds of staying in the United States.

Here are some important tips before you attend your first hearing.

1. The court is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday till 4:30 p.m.

2. Show up early.  Allot time to go through a security checkpoint and a metal detector.

3. Wear proper attire.  No t-shirts, shorts, sandals, or hats.

4. Speak politely to the immigration judge.  In the Houston Immigration Court, the sitting judges are:

  • Brisack, Chris A.
  • Law, Philip S.
  • Yam, Mimi S.
  • Yates, Clarease Rankin
  • Zimmer, William K.

The immigration court in Houston is located at:

Federal Building

2320 La Branch Street, Room 2235

Houston, Texas 77004