Immigration Court and Deportation

If your immigration case has been sent to immigration court and you are facing deportation, you know how important it is to learn as much as possible so that you can make the best choices about your case.
 

If your case has been sent to immigration court…

what will happen during your hearing and can you win your case?

If you receive a Notice to Appear that informs you that you need to appear in immigration court, you’ll probably have a lot of questions about what will happen during your immigration court hearings. In addition, you’ll probably have questions about what defenses may be available so that you can stay in the United States instead of being deported. Learn more about the immigration court process and the defenses you may have to deportation.
 

If your case has been sent to immigration court…

do you need an immigration lawyer to represent you?

If you have to appear in immigration court, you have the right to have a lawyer represent you. But, the goverment will not assign a lawyer to you — if you’d like a lawyer you must hire a lawyer. What should you look for when hiring an immigration lawyer? How much will it cost? What will an immigration lawyer be able to do for you? Learn more about hiring an immigration court lawyer.
 

Immigration Court and Deportation Frequently Asked Questions

“Do I need an immigration lawyer to represent me in my immigration court hearing?”
“What is a Notice to Appear?”
“What happens if you don’t go to your immigration court hearing?”
“What is cancellation of removal?”
“What is the difference between deportation and inadmissibility?”
 

Recent Immigration Court and Deportation Articles

 

Deferred Action Guide for Virginia and DC Residents

Are you trying to decide whether you should apply for deferred action? If you’re trying to decide whether to apply for deferred action, you probably have a lot of questions. To help make it easier for you to get answers, I’m making my Deferred Action Guide for Virginia and DC Residents available as a free [...]

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When can I apply for deferred action for young immigrants?

The new policy on deferred action for certain young immigrants is attracting a lot of attention from immigrants in Virginia and DC. Many young immigrants who meet the basic qualifications for deferred action are eagerly looking forward to submitting their applications so that they will be eligible to obtain work authorization cards, driver’s licenses and [...]

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Obama’s Deferred Action Policy for Young Immigrants

The Obama administration recently announced a new policy on deferred action for certain young immigrants. Because this policy has the potential to save some young immigrants from deportation and may offer others an opportunity to obtain a work card, it has generated a lot of interest among young immigrants in Virginia and DC. Most of [...]

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What should I do if I receive a Notice to Appear or NTA for immigration court?

Receiving a Notice to Appear or NTA can be a frightening experience because a Notice to Appear indicates that you are facing an immigration court case and that you could be deported. The following tips should be helpful if you or someone you know receives an NTA and have an immigration case at the Arlington [...]

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Syrians Now Able to Apply for TPS

Syrian nationals are now able to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) if they meet all of the requirements for the program. Those who are granted Temporary Protected Status will be able to remain in the United States for the next 18 months and will be able to obtain work authorization cards so that they [...]

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Temporary Protected Status (TPS) For Syrians

Syria was designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) on March 23, 2012. This means that those who apply for and are granted TPS will be allowed to remain in the United States  for 18 months (and possibly longer if TPS is extended). They will also be allowed to apply for work cards so that they [...]

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What happens if I’m a Maryland resident but am transferred to immigration detention in Texas?

Getting arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement is a frightening experience for many people. Not only is your life suddenly interrupted, but you will likely be facing removal proceedings in immigration court. Depending on your situation, this means that you may be facing deportation and may be separated from your family for a long time. [...]

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Can I visit a family member in immigration detention at the Farmville detention center?

Please note that information related to immigration detention at the Farmville detention center may change with little to no notice. You should always confirm immigration detention visitation information before going to visit a detainee. The below information is based on the information published by ICE. Generally speaking, you can visit a family member who is [...]

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Can I visit a family member in immigration detention at Hampton Roads Regional Jail?

Please note that information related to immigration detention at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail may change with little to no notice. You should always confirm immigration detention visitation information with the detention center before going to visit a detainee. The below information is based on the information published by ICE. Generally speaking, you can visit [...]

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Can a permanent resident with a criminal conviction travel outside the United States?

If you are a permanent resident (LPR) with criminal convictions and travel outside the United States, you may run into problems when trying to reenter the United States and should consult with an immigration lawyer before making any trips. The grounds of inadmissibility come up when a permanent resident seeks admission to the United States. [...]

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Can I be deported for DUI / DWI?

In many cases a conviction for DUI or DWI will not result in your being placed in removal proceedings or being deported. However, in some cases a DUI or DWI conviction can lead to removal proceedings and you could be deported. This is particularly true if there are aggravating factors: driving without a license, driving [...]

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Do I need an immigration lawyer for my criminal court case?

If you are not a citizen and have been arrested for a criminal offense, you should strongly consider consulting with an immigration lawyer in addition to a criminal defense lawyer. Some things you should know if you are trying to decide whether to consult with an immigration lawyer about your criminal court case include: Even [...]

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Can I be deported for shoplifting?

Yes, a shoplifting conviction can lead to removal or deportation depending on your situation. If you have been charged with shoplifting, you should consult with an immigration lawyer before entering into a plea agreement or going to trial. How can a shoplifting conviction lead to deportation? One of the grounds of deportability is what is [...]

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What is cancellation of removal?

If you or someone you know is in removal or deportation proceedings, you are probably trying to decide whether you have any form of relief available to you that would allow you to stay in the United States. One option that you should discuss with your immigration lawyer is cancellation of removal. Cancellation of Removal [...]

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