If I request voluntary departure, how long will I have in which to leave the U.S.?
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I am illegally in the U.S. from Mexico, and have been in the U.S. for three years. Immigration caught up with me while I was working, and gave me a date to come to immigration court. I talked to a lawyer who said I don’t really have a case to stay in the U.S., but that I should apply for voluntary departure, because it will look better on my immigration record than an order of removal. I don’t want to pay any more to a lawyer if I have to leave the U.S. anyway. But to help me plan, if I ask for voluntary departure, how long will the judge give me before I have to pack and go?