A removal proceeding, commonly referred to as a deportation proceeding, is a very serious situation. Essentially, the United State government is beginning a legal procedure that might lead to the person’s deportation. In practice, removal procedures might be opened against any non-citizen. Typically, immigrants who have completed the naturalization process and have achieved U.S. citizenship status cannot be removed. However, in the case that an immigrant uses misrepresentation or fraud to obtain a green card, the U.S. government has the ability to deport those citizens.
If you face deportation, it’s important to know what to expect during the removal proceedings. Discuss your case with an attorney at the Law Office of Robert D. Ahlgren and Associates, P.C. to explore your specific options.
In a removal proceeding, your immigration status is challenged by the U.S. government, which is attempting to remove you. You will need to make an appearance with an immigration judge. Nearly all non-citizens can be deported, although the reasons for the removal process vary case by case. A few instances include:
The removal proceedings begin when the U.S. government issues a Notice to Appear, a document containing the allegations against the defendant. The immigration judge must prove the allegations to determine whether you are removable from the U.S.
If you’ve received a notice for a removal proceeding, you’ll need to be familiar with the process so you know what to expect.
Throughout the removal procedures, an attorney can explain each step and ensure that you can explore every option before proceeding. Call our attorneys at the Law Office of Robert D. Ahlgren and Associates, P.C. to discuss your case.
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