If DHS believes that you should be removed or deported from the United States, or an individual is found “inadmissible” to the United States, the DHS will issue a piece of paper called a “Notice to Appear” or “NTA” which initiates court proceedings to determine if an individual is removable, deportable or inadmissible from the United States.

An Immigration Judge presides over these court proceedings which are held at US Immigration Courts across the country . These are formal court hearings and should be taken very seriously as your immigration record may be permanently affected and you can be physically deported from the United States. Only an Immigration Judge can determine if you are removable, deportable or inadmissible and whether you have relief from removal. If the Immigration Judge denies relief, you may appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). The BIA has jurisdiction over decisions made by Immigration Judges.

We provide representation in the following areas:

Adjustment of Status
Administrative Closure
Cancellation of removal
Constitutional arguments
Crime Victim immigration matters
Criminal immigration matters
Domestic Violence immigration matters
Granting an application for lawful permanent residence
Motions to Reconsider
Motions to Reopen
Motions to Terminate
Voluntary departure
Withholding of removal

Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)
Immigration Court Locations – Nationwide
Immigration Court Practice Manual
Immigration Court Forms

Federal Court Litigation

While most immigration matters involve administrative court proceedings at the US Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals, federal courts such as the Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Courts have jurisdiction over very significant immigration matters. In some instances, a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals is so erroneous or constitutionally unmeaningful that a Court of Appeals review is necessary. In other instances, DHS inaction on an immigration application or benefit violates constitutional provisions.

We provide representation in the following areas:

Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
Habeas Corpus Petitions
Mandamus Actions

Immigration litigation at the administrative or federal court level is a very serious matter. It is very important to contact an immigration attorney who specializes in immigration litigation to develop a case strategy and optimal results. Please contact us for a case-specific evaluation of your removal or deportation defense case.

Please call or email us to arrange a FREE in-person consultation with one of our removal defense lawyers.