What Your Immigration Lawyer Will Do in Immigration Court
There are certain guidelines and restrictions that lawyers have to abide by in the United States. It is important that you are made aware of what your immigration lawyer can and will do for you, and that all expectations and goals are made clear.
If you are getting ready to hire an immigration lawyer, or already have one, here are the next important steps that will happen before your immigration proceeding.
Review. Your immigration lawyer will first review the charges and overall case. The NTA (Notice to Appear) will list reasons why the government believes that you are deportable from the United States.
Determine. Once a review of the NTA has been completed, your immigration lawyer will determine if the charges against the alien are deportable. The government has not proven any of the charges, so their main focus will be to develop evidence supporting why deportation is necessary.
Defend. After reviewing your case, your immigration lawyer will develop your defense options. After they have reviewed all of your defense options, they will come up with the best strategy for your case.
Complete. Upon establishing the best defense strategy, your immigration lawyer will begin to complete all necessary forms and applications for the upcoming immigration court hearing.
Compile. The next step would be to compile all necessary supporting documents for the detained immigrant. Supporting documents must completed and submitted in a certain format to avoid rejection; your immigration attorney will compile these packets on your behalf. Some supporting documents may include, but are not limited to: affidavits, letters of support, country conditions reports, and proof of U.S. presence.
Prepare. While your immigration attorney will do everything possible to build a strong case on the detained immigrant’s behalf, it is important that the friends and family members of the immigrant are prepared for the immigration case. Your immigration lawyer will prepare you as best as possible, so that you are ready and relaxed for the hearing.
While your immigration lawyer has extensive knowledge in removal proceedings and the defense of aliens looking for asylum, you should be as prepared as possible for the immigration court hearing.
Immigration removal proceedings are very serious and stressful, if your case is lost, the alien can be issued an Order of Removal. It is important to find an immigration lawyer that will best represent you during this difficult time. US Immigration Bonds has a list of immigration lawyers that we work closely with.
Keep in mind that immigration lawyers cannot post immigration bonds for a detained immigrant. If your loved one has already had an immigration bond hearing to determine a bail bond amount, US Immigration Bonds can help you post an immigration bail bond. Call 1-800-225-2587 today, to learn more about posting a same-day immigration bail bond.