Following President Biden’s amended disaster declaration due to the impact of Hurricane Ian, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) said in a stakeholder update that it will extend the automatic acceptance of documents filed late with the Miami, Krome, and Orlando Immigration Courts through November 25, 2022. The period now lasts 60 calendar days, and applies to cases with filing deadlines starting September 28, 2022. The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) will also exercise its discretionary authority to automatically accept late-filed appeals, motions to reopen or reconsider, or accept late-filed briefs, in cases arising from these immigration courts for the same period. 

EOIR said these immigration courts will not send notices or other correspondence to respondents or counsel with addresses in the areas affected by Hurricane Ian until after the 60-day period lapses, and the BIA will not process cases arising from these courts during this period unless the parties ask the BIA to do so.