how often can u get a deportation case open? what is the process time? how often can u get a deportation case open? what is the process time? is this something very hard to do even with an attorney? what if you are married to American citizen over 7 years? what if you received the deportation because you miss the interview when you're a minor. 2 days ago - 2 days left to answer. Additional Details i had applied previously to get my green card! however i miss my interview!at that time i was a minor.i wasn't getting along with my relatives at the time so i left there home and ins schedule a interview for me. i was 17 years old and miss the interview. once i miss the interview they send a deportation letter. i am 26 now and been married to American citizen for 7 years now!i filed a i-130 petition. how long does it take to get the deportation case open? is extremely difficult 2 days ago can you give me good reference attorney that are located in NYC and Florida that are reasonable price
Hey, First I would not take Julio's advice - ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) is the branch of DHS (department of homeland security) which actively seeks and arrests those that are in illegal status. Going there to seek advice will get you arrested and detained. USCIS (US Customs and Immigration Services) are the ones that process your application. But they have no obligation to inform you of your rights and benefits - they will at most help you fill out forms. It is fairly difficult to reopen a case - unless you have new evidence to show that you are eligible for legal status which could not have been presented at your previous hearing. In this case you do - your marriage to a US citizen makes you eligible for a visa and you couldn't have presented this at your previous hearing. BUT the other issue you have to deal with is if you received notification for a deportation hearing and just didn't show up. Either way, you first have to request consent from the DHS trial counsel to see if they will join in your motion to reopen. If they decline to join - you can send a motion directly to the Immigration Judge (but they usually don't reopen if the trial counsel did not agree to join - unless the trial counsel was clearly wrong and unjust in denying your request to join). Processing times differ and can take 1-3 years depending on the difficulty of your case. For difficult immigration cases, I always recommend seeking a reputable attorney - there are annoying procedures for you to follow to file things with the Judge and in the long run it might be cheaper for you to get a lawyer to handle your case than trying to do it yourself. Since immigration hearings are in federal court, you can basically get a lawyer from anywhere (but you might have to pay extra if you expect them to travel to where you're hearing is). Some firms also have free consultation - where they basically tell you whether you even have a chance at legalizing before you pay them anything. Here are some top immigration law firms that I know of: Barst & Mukamal (NY) Bretz & Coven (NY) Fragomen Del Rey (NY - mostly business immigration) Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinberg & Tetzeli (FL) Wildes & Weinberg (NY) Good Luck!