Update on Immigration Agency Closures due to COVID-19

by | Mar 26, 2020 | Firm News |

Below are some quick updates about immigration agency closures due to COVID-19. Please note that these dates may be extended. It’s important to keep up to date by following each agency’s website or Twitter updates. Immigration attorneys will sometimes have information earlier than the general public due to liaison relationships with local agency offices.


USCIS has closed its offices to in-person services until April 7 at the earliest. All routine interviews, biometrics appointments, naturalization swearing-in ceremonies, and other in-person services will be postponed until further notice. USCIS will be sending out notifications with the new appointment dates as soon as possible.

USCIS service centers continue to process applications.


Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)

All non-detained hearings in immigration court have been postponed until April 10. Attorneys and the National Association of Immigration Judges are putting pressure on the Executive Office for Immigration Review to postpone all hearings for the safety of respondents, attorneys, and court staff.

All Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP) hearings until April 22 will be postponed.



All ICE/ISAP check-in appointments in San Francisco are postponed until further notice.

ICE will focus on enforcement only of those who are a “public safety risk” or those subject to mandatory detention based on criminal grounds. Enforcement will be delayed against those who fall outside those categories.



Big News- Firm Merger!

Bean + Lloyd, LLP and Park & Taylor to form Bean, Lloyd, Mukherji, & Taylor, LLP

We are thrilled to announce the merger of Bean + Lloyd, LLP and Park & Taylor, two highly respected Bay Area immigration law firms, beginning April 16, 2021. The new firm, Bean, Lloyd, Mukherji, & Taylor, LLP, combines decades of immigration experience in the subfields of family-based immigration, removal defense, asylum, humanitarian visas, and criminal immigration.

Partners Jesse Lloyd and Anita Mukherji, both certified specialists in immigration and nationality law by the California State Bar, will lead the firm. Karyn Taylor will join as Of Counsel, and Angela Bean will remain as partner and Anna von Herrmann as Of Counsel. The Park & Taylor staff will bring their two decades of experience to the team.

Bean, Lloyd, Mukherji, & Taylor, LLP, will maintain both its Oakland and San Francisco offices. While both offices will be temporarily closed to the public due to COVID-19, our staff will still be available by phone, email, and text message, and all consultations and client appointments will continue by phone or video. We look forward to reopening physically when it is safe to do so.

Please contact us at (510) 433-1900 or www.beanlloyd.com with any inquiries.

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