Computer glitch at the Executive Office for Immigration Review stalls cases

While court is still in session, court clerks are unable to update their computers. (4/22/14)

THE BRONX - A computer glitch at the Executive Office for Immigration Review means thousands of cases can't move forward, leaving thousands of immigration attorneys frustrated nationwide.

Lawyers say court is still in session and motions are being filed, but court clerks are unable to update their computers, so they can't access their database.

"It is frustrating because it's impossible to confirm whether or not something has happened or not," says immigration lawyer Alex Rojas. In the meantime, Rojas says the cases can't proceed until the system can be updated.

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The computers at the EOIR have been offline for the past week and a half. In a statement, the EOIR says it expects to be back up "within a reasonable amount of time."

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