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Removal proceedings are initiated when immigration officials believe you do not have the right to remain in the US. These removal proceedings often begin with your detention in an immigration jail, and, for about 400,000 people a year, they end with deportation. However, proper conduct can help you remain in the US.

this page will outline the basics of removal proceedings, but the best way to get help is to talk to a lawyer. If you are facing removal proceedings, the immigration lawyers of Jacoby & Meyers can help. Please call 1-800-411-4LAW or email Jacoby & Meyers today for an appointment with immigration lawyers at one of our nationwide offices.

Reasons for Removal Proceedings

Removal proceedings are initiated by the government because it is believed you do not have the right to remain in the US. Typical reasons for removal proceedings include:

  • Illegal entry to the country
  • Expired visa
  • Violation of the terms of a visa, such as unauthorized employment without a work visa or with a student visa
  • Fraudulent activity (including a deliberately inaccurate or misleading visa application)
  • Criminal conduct

An immigration lawyer can defend you from these and many other reasons for removal. In many cases, you may be able to remain in the US.

Removal Proceedings Process

Removal proceedings often begin with your detention. To be allowed out of detention, you must successfully argue at a bond hearing.

You will be given the opportunity to argue against the reasons for removal at a hearing before an immigration judge. You are allowed to have a lawyer represent you at this hearing. Sometimes, you will be able to alter or renew an immigration status at this hearing that will allow you to remain in the US.

Once the judge has issued a decision for removal, you can appeal or attempt to avoid deportation by other means. Appeals are taken to the Board of Immigration Appeals. However, the BIA only reviews the court record, and, except for your written explanation of the cause for your appeal, you don’t have a chance to make additional arguments.

Let Our Experienced Lawyers Help You

At Jacoby & Meyers, we have been helping people nationwide with immigration and other law problems for 45 years. We have assembled some of the greatest legal talent available to allow us to give you the best representation possible in removal proceedings.

To learn more about our legal experience and expertise in removal proceedings, please contact Jacoby & Meyers today.