Frequently Asked Questions
IMMIGRATION COURT & APPEALS
I am a “green card” holder and I have been convicted of a criminal offense. Will I be removed from the United States?
Not necessarily. Certain criminal cases are older or less serious than others. Some have no effect on a person’s case while others can render a person removable. An Immigration Attorney can evaluate whether a certain conviction will render you removal or not. An good attorney, in certain cases, can try to remove old convictions so they will have no effect on a person’s immigration case. Also, there might be certain avenues available for you to remain in the United States if the Immigration Service does place you in removal proceedings
The Board of Immigration Appeals has dismissed my appeal. Do I have to leave the country right away?
Not necessarily. In certain cases a person is granted 30 days or 60 days to voluntarily depart the country. Also, a person may be able to file a Petition for Review in Federal Court within 30 days to have another independent Court review their case. A filing of a Petition for Review can stay the removal order until the Federal Court has a chance to decide the case.
I had a case with the Immigration Judge but he denied the case. What can I do to continue fighting my case in Court?
You cannot continue to fight the case with the Immigration Court. However, you can file an appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals. You have 30 days to file an appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals.
I want to apply for asylum. Can I apply at any time?
No. You must file for asylum within one year of entry into the United States. You can file your asylum application after one year under certain circumstances but you must show “exceptional circumstances” for failing to do so within one of your entry.
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