Immigration Court Defense Lawyer

Removal proceedings are the legal process of deciding whether someone is “removed” from the United States, usually called deportation. These proceedings are required in most cases for someone to actually be legally deported and most people have an opportunity to speak to a judge and apply for relief. It is important for people to understand their rights during a removal proceeding because many people do not understand that they have certain rights and protections, including the right to hire an attorney.

Immigration law is extremely complex and no one should face a removal proceeding without consultation and legal representation. Some people will be eligible to apply for relief from removal, including a green card. Other people who already have green cards must fight to keep them and avoid deportation. There are a number of benefits that might allow someone to remain in the United States, even if they are not currently in a lawful status. Those can include:

  • Adjustment of Status (green card application)
  • Cancellation of Removal for Residents
  • Cancellation of Removal for Non-Residents
  • Cancellation of Removal for Victims of Abuse
  • Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Protection under the Convention Against Torture
  • Waivers of Inadmissibility or Deportability
  • Voluntary Departure from the United States

There are other less common defenses that might apply to specific groups of people or in individual cases. Make sure to review a case with an experienced attorney to determine the best options available.

During removal proceedings, many people are now being held in detention. Immigration bond proceedings are legally separate from the removal proceedings, but they are important to review at the same time. Being detained during proceedings ensures a much faster process which can seriously impact a person's defense against deportation.

Recent News About Removal, Deportation, and Immigration Court

What is a Master Calendar Hearing in Immigration Court?

MPP Hearings Rescheduled Through July 17th, Resume on July 20, 2020

Non-Detained Immigration Court Hearings Postponed through June 26, 2020 except in Honolulu

Hearings Under the MPP “Remain in Mexico” Program Delayed Until June 22, 2020

EOIR Delays Non-Detained Cases Through May 15, 2020

Electronic Filing with the Immigration Courts

BIA Decision on In-Absentia Orders for MPP Cases, Matter of J.J. Rodriguez

BIA Decision on Continuances, Matter of Mayen