The Fifth Circuit has determined that a respondent, who had been served with an NTA, but whose NTA had not yet been filed with the Court, met her obligation to change her address by notifying ICE of the new address. “Because ICE is now responsible for providing the alien’s address to the immigration court when it files the NTA, we read 8 U.S.C. §1229, through the lens of 6 U.S.C. § 557, to require the alien to provide a change of address to ICE at least until the NTA has been filed with the immigration court.”

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