You have been served with a Notice to Appear. You may have received it in the mail or you may have received it in person from an immigration officer. Although this document is typically only one or two pages, it is a very important that you understand what it means. This article discusses a number of
My brother-in-law was recently caught at the border when he was attempting to enter the United States. An Immigration Judge gave him a bond, which we paid, and now he’s living with us in Pennsylvania. However, he’s still scheduled for a Master Calendar Hearing in Texas next month. Is there any way to change his hearing to closer to where we’re living?
QUESTION I'm a U.S. permanent resident, originally from Mexico, now living in Massachusetts. My daughter (who is 22 years old), recently decided she wanted to join me in the U.S., and attempted to cross the border without inspection. She was apprehended by U.S. immigration patrols, released from detention,
The Merits Hearing is typically the most important hearing in any non-citizen's removal proceedings. It is where the non-citizen will get the chance to present arguments before an Immigration Judge (IJ) and defend his or her right to remain in the United States. It is also where the IJ will make the
Sometimes, the U.S. government can remove (or deport) noncitizens without having to send them through an immigration court, even when those noncitizens express a fear of persecution or torture in their home country. For example, noncitizens who are denied entry at a U.S. border or airport for not having
Minor nonimmigrants (under 18 years old) can be placed into removal proceedings for all of the same reasons as adults. For example, a minor can be removed (deported) for entering the U.S. without being inspected by a border official or overstaying a tourist visa. However, given their youth and the often