Court Removal Proceedings – Introduction
Immigration courts are responsible for determining whether or not noncitizens should be removed from th US. Lawyers know these as 240 removal proceedings before immigration courts. Most know them as deportation proceedings.
A non-citizen can end up in removal proceedings (deportation) in a couple of ways:
- US Customs and Border Patrol stops the foreigner at a US border check. An officer moves them to a detention facility where the foreigner remains. In other cases, the officer releases the foreigner from detention and issues a Notice to Appear (“NTA”) in court.
- The foreigner is already in the US, but is stopped by police or picked up by ICE and put into removal proceedings.
- The foreigner receives an NTA by mail because whatever was filed with an immigration agency wasn’t successful.
You should not ignore an NTA.
Although immigration court proceedings occur throughout the US, a large majority of them are in the San Diego, California area, where our firm’s main office is located. The detention center near San Diego is in Otay Mesa. It helps to have our firm review your matter if you have a relative detained at this facility. We also provide legal representation at other courts around the country depending on the issues.
Let us know your situation by going to our confidential Deportation Intake form. The more information you provide helps us to carefully consider your best options and how to get you the help you need.
Call for Assistance
Consider a licensed, professional immigration legal representative before proceeding. Immigration law is large and diverse, covering many types of immigration. Government agencies have become increasingly adversarial. It helps to have our team on your side to prevent avoidable and unnecessary delays, anticipate problems, and effectively navigate your matter toward successful completion. We provide a free initial consultation for those interested in possibly working with us on case processing, and we’re happy to answer your questions.
Our Immigration Law Practice
When you hire Allan S. Lolly, P.C., you hire a team of experienced professionals with decades of knowledge who can help solve problems the right way. We take our work seriously. We want you to succeed, whether you are in deportation, or pursuing a green card, marriage visa, fiancé visa, bar waiver, victim rights, or other family or employment benefits.
We’ve successfully obtained well over 15,000 visas and green cards for family members from over 190 countries. We can help you.
Help us understand your situation by completing our confidential Deportation Intake form.