Computer glitch at the Executive Office for Immigration Review stalls cases

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

While court is still in session, court clerks

While court is still in session, court clerks are unable to update their computers. (Credit: News 12 The Bronx)

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.

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."

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 hit the streets to find out, 1 Word on the Street: Worst Highway in NYC
The incident happened on March 15, inside the 2 VIDEO: Deli Plus Grocery shooting exclusive video
The organization works in neighborhoods to help promote 3 Save Our Street talent show takes over P.S. 289
Police say a man was found dead inside 4 Police: Man found dead in Soundview Park
Police say two men were shot while sitting 5 Police: Gunshot victims collide with cab driver while fleeing

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE