Many people who were born in other countries dream of coming to the United States to live. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is an agency within the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that manages the country’s naturalization and immigration system. In some situations, immigrants to the United States may be deported if they are found to be there illegally. To begin the immigration removal process, DHS will typically issue a Notice to Appear or NTA. An NTA can be delivered in person or via mail by an immigration officer, and it contains important information about the removal proceedings. There are different types of hearings that can be scheduled as part of the process, such as individual hearings, bond redetermination hearings, and rescission hearings. Regardless of the type of hearing, it is imperative to be prepared to secure a positive outcome.
An immigration hearing can last several days, and statements are given under oath. It is an opportunity to build a strong defense against deportation and convince the government that you deserve to live and work legally in the United States. A DHS attorney will question you, any witnesses, and submit documentation and arguments in opposition to the requested grant of relief.
Any type of court trial or hearing requires preparation ahead of time. You do not want to jeopardize your chance for success when you take the stand in immigration court and you do not understand what you are trying to prove or how to prove it. Describe your situation as clearly and concisely as possible. Do not exaggerate your circumstances, but do not minimize them either.
Here are a few simple steps to navigating the immigration courts successfully for your relief from deportation or request for permanent resident status:
There are many steps to the U.S. immigration process. If an individual is not in this country legally, he or she may have to attend a hearing. If you or your loved one is facing removal or deportation, it is critical that you have experienced legal counsel on your side. The qualified and dedicated Illinois immigration lawyers at the Mevorah Law Offices will thoroughly explain your rights as well as your responsibilities. Call us today at 630-875-1700 to schedule your free consultation.
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