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When Expedited Removal Allows Deportation Without a Hearing

In most cases, a foreign-born person who U.S. government officials consider deportable is not sent away from the U.S. immediately, but first allowed a...

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Got an NTA -- can I postpone my Immigration Court date?

QUESTION I have been living in the United States for 20 years.

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When Is an Order of Removal Final?

If you had a removal (or deportation) hearing in Immigration Court and were not granted any form of relief, then the Immigration Judge (IJ) most likel...

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Postponing a Deportation Date

If an Immigration Judge has ordered you deported, you will soon be told when you must leave the United States.

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Noncitizen Minors in Removal Proceedings: Defenses to Consider

When a person under age 18 is placed into removal proceedings by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), he or she can typically apply for any form...

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What Happens When an Undocumented Immigrant Is Caught

Know your rights if you're picked up by ICE

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What to Expect From Your Lawyer in an Immigration Court Case

Hiring a lawyer to represent you in an immigration court case is a major decision, particularly because a lawyer can get very expensive.

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How to Apply for Cancellation of Removal (LPR)

If you are a lawful permanent resident (LPR or green card holder) and find yourself in removal proceedings because of a criminal conviction, you may b...

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Why Request Voluntary Departure Instead of Removal?

If you are in removal proceedings and do not have a way to legalize your status, it is likely a good idea to seek voluntary departure instead of waiti...

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Voluntary Departure: What Happens If You Don't Leave the United States?

Voluntary departure permits a non-citizen to avoid an order of removal by departing the U. S. at his or her own expense, within a set period of ti...

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Voluntary Departure: Who Is Eligible?

If you are facing deportation (removal) from the United States, either prior to or while in immigration court proceedings, you may have an opportunity...

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Green Card Through Cancellation of Removal (Non-LPR): Who Qualifies?

If you've been living in the U.S. unlawfully for a long time and have been placed in removal (deportation) proceedings, you may be able to obtain perm...

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In Removal Proceedings: Who Can Apply for Adjustment of Status Based on Family?

If you are an undocumented immigrant, and have been arrested or otherwise placed in removal (deportation) proceedings, applying for a green card throu...

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Possible Defenses to Deportation of an Undocumented Alien

If you are “undocumented” – meaning that you have no immigration status in the United States -- and you are in “removal” proceedings, a few ...

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Who Qualifies for Deferred Action as an Immigrant Student or Graduate

In June of 2012, the Obama administration created a new remedy for young immigrants in the U.S. with no legal status.

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After Removal: Possibilities for Reentry to the U.S.

An immigrant who has been deported (removed) from the U.S. to another country is not supposed to attempt to reenter for five, ten, or 20 years, or e...

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Grounds of Deportability: When Legal U.S. Residents Can Be Removed

Although people who carry nonimmigrant visas or green card holder have the right to be in the United States, such rights depend entirely on them fol...

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