Removal Proceedings Attorney in San Antonio
Helping Immigrants Facing Deportation
At Beasley Law Firm, our compassionate legal team understands that immigrants who have been living in the United States their entire lives are now being threatened with increased deportation efforts under the Trump administration. That is why we are committed to assisting immigrants throughout the greater San Antonio area who are in need of experienced legal counsel for removal proceedings.
If you or a loved one have been notified that you must appear for a removal hearing, then you need to immediately get in touch with our law firm at (210) 361-7772 to schedule your case consultation.
How Do Removal Proceedings Work?
Removal proceedings start when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sends a person a Notice to Appear (NTA) after they have been arrested or detained as part of an investigation. The purpose of removal proceedings is to determine if the individual should be deported from the United States. These proceedings are overseen by an immigration judge who will hear both the individual’s arguments and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) arguments. After hearing both sides of the case, the immigration judge will then issue an order of termination, relief from removal, or removal.
FAQ: Removal Proceedings
Question #1: Does the government automatically win these types of cases?
A: Just because an immigrant is facing deportation, it doesn’t mean they will automatically lose their case. The government must first establish valid reasons for the person’s removal before the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) Office of the Immigration Court. If the government fails to do this, then the immigration judge won’t order the individual’s removal.
Question #2: How do I find out what I’ve been charged with?
A: When you receive the NTA,it should come with charging documents and a Notice of Hearing in Removal Proceedings. Within these documents are the specific charges of removability or inadmissibility against you.
Question #3: What happens if I don’t show up for my removal hearing?
A: If you don’t appear at your removal hearing, and the government is able to successfully prove that you were indeed served with the NTA and notice of the hearing, then the judge will hand down a final order of removal. The judge will issue the order "in absentia," which means you have been ordered to be removed from the U.S. in your absence.
Question #4: What is the merits hearing?
A: The merits hearing is where both you and the government get the opportunity to present your entire case. This includes testifying before the judge and presenting witnesses. You should have an experienced attorney represent you at your hearing to ensure your best interests are protected.
Question #5: What should I wear to my removal proceedings?
A: We recommend wearing clean and neat clothes that make you look presentable. Your case may depend on whether the judge believes your testimony, so looking professional can help build your credibility.
Why Clients Choose Beasley Law Firm
Clients come to us when they need a fierce legal advocate because we:
- Start building your defense by becoming familiar with your personal immigration story.
- Use unique and effective strategies.
- Have a reputation for helping pursue favorable outcomes.
- Take the necessary time to review all aspects of your case.
Contact Our Legal Professionals in San Antonio
Our law firm has helped numerous clients avoid deportation so they can continue pursuing their American Dreams! Whether you are in the U.S. to become a citizen or to obtain a green card, we are here to assist you if you have been arrested and are now facing deportation. We have the skills and extensive resources you need in your corner, and we are prepared to fight for you!
Call us today at (210) 361-7772 to request a consultation with a member of our team.