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Mevorah Law Offices LLC
630-932-9100
DuPage County Attorneys

LOMBARD

900 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL 60148

Phone: 630-932-9100

BLOOMINGDALE

134 N. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Phone: 630-529-4761

ST. CHARLES

333 N. Randall Road, Suite 104, St. Charles, IL 60175

Phone: 630-443-0600

JOLIET

58 N. Chicago Street, Suite 500, Joliet, IL 60432

Phone: 815-727-4500

CHICAGO

105 W. Madison Street, Suite 2200, Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 630-932-9100

DuPage County Deportation Hearing Attorneys

Skilled Representation for Immigrants Facing Deportation Hearings in Illinois

When a non-U.S. Citizen is found inadmissible or commits a deportable offense, they are placed in deportation/removal proceedings. Proceedings are often initiated after an individual has a run-in with local law enforcement, is caught up in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid or is arrested by ICE at home. During ICE detention, the government decides whether or not to initiate the deportation process, which typically involves hearings to determine if the individual should be removed. If you or a family member is facing a deportation hearing, it is important to speak with an experienced immigration attorney as soon as possible.

At Mevorah Law Offices LLC, we extensive experience with deportation hearings and all other types of immigration issues in Chicago and throughout Northern Illinois. Our award-winning attorneys regularly represent clients before ICE and USCIS, and we have a strong track record of success dealing with these agencies. We are also skilled across a wide range of other practice areas, including criminal, family law, and many others. Our criminal practice includes former prosecutors and former public defenders with an in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of the state and federal judicial system. Our unique blend of experience with criminal issues and immigration gives our clients a strong voice and the skilled representation they deserve.

Notice to Appear for Deportation Hearings

Deportation/removal proceedings are initiated with a Notice to Appear (NTA) before an immigration judge. The NTA includes your name, the country you were born in, and the following additional information:

  • The reason you are being ordered to appear;
  • The alleged grounds for deportation;
  • Your right to hire an attorney (at your own expense); and
  • What will happen if you fail to appear.

The initial deportation hearing is known as the Master Calendar Hearing. It is very important to attend this hearing, even if you do not have a defense for removal or are unsure of your options. If you fail to attend, an automatic removal order is issued against you, and you are not able to return to the U.S. on any type of visa for at least ten years. Though you are not required to bring an attorney to the Master Calendar Hearing, it is in your best interests to have one present.

At your hearing, you (and your attorney if you have one) present your deportation defense to the judge and schedule your Individual Hearing. If you have no defense, it may be possible to negotiate a voluntary removal (VR), in which you agree to depart the U.S. on your own and keep your record free of a removal order. The Individual Hearing is your opportunity to present, in-depth, your legal basis for remaining in the United States. At this hearing, you are able to present evidence, call witnesses, testify on your own behalf, and answer questions from the government attorney. Possible deportation defenses may include demonstrating that the charges are against you are not as serious as alleged, showing close family ties to a U.S. Citizen, claiming asylum or claiming that you qualify for cancellation by being in a specialized category such as DACA, NACARA, Life Act or VAWA.

Deportation hearings can be scary and intimidating for immigrants. With so much future uncertainty and your legal status in doubt, it is essential to have attorneys in your corner with extensive knowledge of both immigration and criminal defense, and how the two areas of law intertwine. At Mevorah Law Offices LLC, we put our experience to work to thoroughly review your case and explore every legal avenue to preserving your status in the U.S. For a free consultation with one of our skilled Illinois immigration lawyers, contact us today at 630-932-9100630-932-9100.

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One Stop For All Your Legal Needs

Whether you are going through a divorce, injured in an accident, need to file a workers' compensation claim, charged with a crime, immigrating to the United States, or need to file for bankruptcy, Mevorah Law Offices LLC can help. Our trial lawyers have over 35 years of experience helping clients throughout Northern Illinois from five offices in Lombard, Bloomindale, Joliet, St. Charles, and Chicago.

Steven Mevorah has assembled experienced attorneys under one roof so that his clients need not search for a new attorney each time they need help. Mr. Mevorah has also established a wide network of additional attorneys so that his clients merely need to stop by Mevorah Law Offices LLC to find the attorney they need.

Client Focused Representation

Our practice is focused on meeting your needs with flexible hours and locations to serve you:

  • Free initial consultations
  • Saturday and evening appointments available
  • Home and hospital visits if your injuries prevent you from traveling
  • Multiple locations throughout Chicagoland
  • Veteran trial attorneys
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