You have worked so hard to come to this country, America. You made a mistake. Perhaps you were caught for welfare fraud. Perhaps you got overpaid by the State of Florida for $1800.00 in welfare benefits. And the state of Florida decided to charge you for welfare fraud. Then you decided to go visit your best friend in London, England to celebrate her wedding. On your way back to the United States, Immigration yanks your green card from you and stamp in your valid passport, Notice to Appear. You panic. What does that mean? Will I depart this beloved country. Well, the answer is, not necessary. If you receive a notice to appear, you can panic, but get an immigration attorney now to handle your case. You must appear the hearings, as in your presence, the immigration judge might order you remove.
Are there defenses for removal proceeding?
yes. Some immigrants qualifies for cancellation of removal.
Who are these immigrants?
You must not have gotten a previous cancellation of removal relief. This means, that this is the first time you obtained a notice to appear and you are using a relief in dealing with the cancellation of removal. Additional, you must meet the residence requirement. You must have had your green card for over 5 years and you must have been residing in the United States continuously for over 7 years prior to the cancellation of removal being issued or the notice to appear being issued. Additional, you must not have an aggravated felony (as defined under immigration code).
The immigration judge will also look at evidence that pertain to your family ties in the United States, your employment history, other criminal records and the age you entered the united states.
For more information on immigration proceedings, notice to appear, and cancellation of removal, deportation proceedings, then contact Teisha Powell, Esq., (561) 929-7229. You can email us directly at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Physical appointments are available in South Florida or Manhattan or Long Island, New York.