The formal removal of an alien from the United States when the alien has been found removable for violating the immigration laws. Deportation is ordered by an immigration judge without any punishment being imposed or contemplated. Prior to April 1997 deportation and exclusion were separate removal procedures. The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 consolidated these procedures. After April 1, 1997, aliens in and admitted to the United States may be subject to removal based on deportability. Now called Removal, this function is managed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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Our offices have years of extensive work with helping individuals that have been placed through this process. During these proceedings it is key to have the right representation. Our office has had many victories in helping families and individuals gain status through removal proceedings.
Usually, the removal process begins with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issuing you a Notice to Appear (NTA). This document states your name and the country in which you were born, orders you to appear before an Immigration Judge (IJ), and gives you other information, such as:
If the judge determines that you can be deported, that is, the information in the NTA is correct, you can apply for relief from removal. If you're eligible, another hearing will be held.
Our job as attorneys is to make sure that you are protected through this entire process and find out what relief is available to you in order apply for that relief. Call us today to setup a consultation with an immigration attorney to learn about your options.