DuPage Immigration Hearing Lawyers | Illinois Individual Deportation Hearing Attorneys
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Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices
DuPage County Attorneys
dupage county individual immigration hearing attorneys


900 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL 60148

Phone: 630-932-9100


134 N. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Phone: 630-529-4761


1730 Park Street, Suite 202, Naperville, IL 60563

Phone: 630-420-1000

DuPage County Immigration and Removal Attorneys

Representation for Clients at their Individual Calendar Hearing from Offices in Lombard and Bloomingdale

During the deportation/removal process, non-U.S. Citizens are able to present their case at their Individual Hearing. Also known as the Merits Hearing, the Individual Calendar Hearing is essentially a trial on the merits of the case the government has against you. This hearing is usually scheduled at your Master Calendar Hearing and is your primary opportunity to defend the allegations against you. Preparation for your hearing is essential, and it is best to be represented by an immigration attorney with particular experience in criminal defense.

At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we have in-depth experience with Individual Hearings and other matters related to immigration in Chicagoland and throughout Northern Illinois. Our award-winning lawyers frequently represent clients before USCIS and ICE for ICE detention/detainers, ICE Holds, Immigration Bonds, removal hearings, and all other types of criminal issues and immigration. We have former prosecutors and former public defenders on our team with extensive knowledge of the inner workings of the state and federal judicial system. We understand how immigration and criminal law intertwine, and we put this experience to work to give our clients the skilled representation they deserve.

Preparing for Your Individual Hearing

At the Master Calendar Hearing, you (and your attorney if one was present) will have told the Immigration Judge how you plan to defend the charges against you and what sort of relief you will be seeking. Possible forms of immigration relief may include:

  • Asylum or Refugee status;
  • Adjustment of status under the LIFE Act;
  • Cancelation of removal under the Violence against Women Act (VAWA);
  • Special rule cancelation of removal under NACARA;
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA);
  • Cancelation of removal as a lawful green card holder;
  • Prosecutorial discretion; and
  • Many others.

Before your Individual Hearing, you must prepare a strong defense based on which form of relief you will be seeking. For example, if you are claiming asylum, you will likely need to show proof that you have a legitimate reason to fear persecution in your home country. You are allowed to call witnesses and present exhibits, such as photos, sworn statements, etc. In addition, you may testify on your own behalf with your attorney asking questions. You are also likely to be cross-examined by the lawyer for the government, so be prepared for that as well. When the hearing is concluded, the immigration judge may decide to render a decision immediately, or you may be notified of the decision at a later date.

The Individual Hearing is the most important deportation hearing you will have. This is your opportunity to present your arguments in detail and have your side of the story heard. At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we work closely with our clients to develop the strongest possible case and ensure you are fully prepared for your hearing. For a free consultation with one of our experienced Illinois immigration lawyers, contact our office 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 & Giglio Law Offices can help. Our trial lawyers have over 40 years of experience helping clients throughout Northern Illinois from 3 offices in Lombard, Bloomindale, and Naperville.

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 & Giglio Law Offices 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
  • Experienced negotiators
  • Payment plans available
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