In some cases now, you may now be eligible to have your case reopened. Yes. you can do something about your deportation. Due to a U.S. Supreme Court Decision on June 21, 2018, countless people who are in removal or deportation proceedings, or with orders of deportation by Immigration Court may now be eligible to have their cases reconsidered or perhaps reopened. It can also apply to people granted voluntary departure or some other quasi status. Naturally, you need to meet the criteria set forth. Give our office a call to see whether you may qualify
You received a Notice to Appear from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that states that you are in removal proceedings under section 240 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. What do you do? Before I get into that, let’s discuss what you should not do . . . Do not fail to appear. Appear at the address specified in the Notice to Appear at the date and time stated. Do not ignore it. Do not panic. What you should do is to prepare carefully and strategically. If you live in Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Manhattan or Staten Island you have likely been commanded to appear the Immigration Court (also known as the EOIR -Executive Office for Immigration Review) at 26 Federal Plaza 12 Floor Room 1237 New York New York. Do you need a lawyer for immigration court in New York City? This is not like traffic court in NYC. Immigration law is very complex. It is policy driven and how laws and regulations are implemented can change daily. My opinion is that it would be foolish to proceed with your immigration deportation case in NYC without a lawyer. This is where your money would be wisely invested into you and your family’s future. This decision could very well make a world of a difference as to whether you get to remain in the U.S..
It is no secret that the Trump Administration has a tough view on immigration. More than ever, Immigration Agency has started targeting immigrants with criminal charges and or criminal convictions. It is very important that an immigrant who was arrested and has criminal court charges or has a criminal consult an immigration lawyer. This is true even in NYC. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration (Immigration Customs Enforcement – ICE) is targeting immigrants (whether no status or a permanent resident (green Card holder) throughout NYC (Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx and Manhattan) with criminal arrests and placing certain of these immigrants into removal (deportation) proceedings. ICE is also detaining some of these immigrants in so called immigration detention (jails) centers. So, unless a person is a US citizen, it is important that the person that was arrested IMMEDIATELY contacts an experienced immigration lawyer to work with the criminal defense lawyer.