Hollywood Deportation Defense Lawyers
Protection for Non-Citizens
Non-citizens of the United States are placed in deportation or removal proceedings upon the filing of a Notice to Appear (NTA). The Notice to Appear is the document in which the government presents the charges that deem a person removable or deportable from the United States. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issues and files the NTAs with the immigration court to start removal proceedings against a person. The NTA lists the charges that the government is bringing against the person and specifies the reasons and facts that merit the initiation of the proceedings. The Notice to Appear must be served to the respondent (the person whose removal proceedings are being initiated).
The Notice to Appear should include the following:
- The respondent’s identifying information
- The nature of the proceedings
- The charges of removability and supporting factual allegations
- The date and place of removal proceedings
- Information about certain rights and responsibilities
- Certificate of service
The NTA also contains warnings and information to the respondent about their rights and responsibilities while in removal proceedings, such as the right to obtain counsel, the responsibility to inform the government of any change of address, and the consequences of failing to provide a change of address or failing to appear for a scheduled hearing. The NTA must contain the date and time of the first court hearing and must be served at least ten days before the first hearing in immigration court.
How Magilligan Law Can Help You
There are various ways in which a person can be placed in removal or deportation proceedings, such as arrests, entering the country without documents, visa violations, and fraud. People in removal proceedings must present their cases in front of an immigration judge.
Immigration cases are long and stressful. At Magilligan Law, we examine your case, and we make sure you ask the immigration judge for the most appropriate remedy provided by the laws. We guide our clients throughout the entire process and make sure all the questions are answered. We prepare you and your witness and will make sure your case is properly presented in court.
Depending on your situation, these are the types of cases that we can file for you with the immigration court:
- 42b cancellation of removal for non-permanent residents
- Adjustment of status
- Adjustment with waivers
- Petitions to remove the conditions on residence
- Voluntary departure