Motion to Reopen Removal Proceedings

Filing a Motion to Reopen Removal Proceedings

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A motion to reopen removal proceedings becomes necessary if you have received a deportation order for failing to appear for an immigration court hearing. You may have missed the appointment because you did not receive a notice of the court hearing or there were extraneous circumstances, such as serious illness or a death in the family that prevented you from appearing. Failing to appear will generate a removal order “in absentia” (while absent). You may have been completely unaware that a deportation order was issued against you until you are confronted by an immigration officer with orders to see to your removal.

Immigration Appeals

After a motion to reopen is filed, your “in absentia” removal order is automatically put on hold. There are very few circumstances that warrant more than one motion to reopen to be filed, so it is critical that it be done right the first time.

If, at your immigration hearing, the judge decided to issue a removal order and new evidence or facts come to light, a motion to reopen removal proceedings may also be requested. You will be able to remain in the U.S. while the case is pending. An appeal to the BIA (Board of Immigration Appeals) is a further action that can be taken if the removal order is reissued. Our attorneys can represent you in the appeal process, if needed, and always have your immigration goals in mind in every action they take.

Contact a New York City immigration lawyer for aggressive assistance in filing a motion to reopen removal proceedings.