Representation in Removal Proceedings
Individuals in removal (i.e. deportation) proceedings will appear before an Immigration Judge in Immigration Court. Immigration Judges hear many types of cases, including applications for adjustment of status (including any waivers required), asylum, withholding of removal, convention against torture, cancellation of removal for lawful permanent residents and non-lawful permanent residents, and relief under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), among others.
Generally, within 30 days after a negative Immigration Judge decision, an applicant can appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) in Falls Church, Virginia. Furthermore, many negative BIA decisions can be appealed to the appropriate federal court of appeals.
Many detained individuals have the right to a bond hearing to determine whether he or she may be released from detention during the course of his or her Immigration Court proceedings.
If you or somebody you know is detained, deportation proceedings, or has an order of deportation, contact the Law Office of Jacob L. Ratzan, P.A.