If you’re an immigrant currently residing in the U.S. and have received a deportation order, you may not know how to proceed. After receiving this order, taking the necessary steps to stay in the country is imperative. If you have received a deportation order, you need to enlist the legal assistance of a skilled Middlesex County, New Jersey Deportation Defense Lawyer who can help you file an appeal within the right timeframe. Please continue reading to learn how you can appeal a deportation order.
What is a deportation order?
The Department of Homeland Security (DHA) is responsible for deciding whether an immigrant is authorized to stay in the United States. In the event that the U.S. immigration authorities deem that a foreign national should be removed from the country, a deportation order also called an “order of removal,” is issued. If a foreign national receives this judgment, they are not permitted to remain in the country. If you receive a deportation order, you will be prevented from returning to the U.S. for some time. Depending on the reason for receiving this order, this period could sometimes be years or permanently.
Unfortunately, there are several reasons why you may receive a deportation order. However, they are most commonly issued when an immigrant illegally enters the U.S., disobeys the requirements of their legal status, commits a criminal act, or represents a threat to the public safety of the U.S.
Can I appeal it?
If you’ve received a deportation order, under certain circumstances, a deportation order can be removed. However, it’s imperative to note that reversing an order is not possible in every case. If you’ve received a deportation order, you can appeal it. In doing so, you’re asking a different court to look at your case because your immigration proceedings should have resulted in a different outcome. Appeals from Immigration Court decisions are made directly to the Board of Immigration Appeals. This has to be done within 30 days of the issuance of the deportation order. If you fail to meet this strict legal deadline, you cannot appeal the order.
Being issued a deportation order can be a frightening experience. Don’t navigate this difficult time alone. If you receive a deportation order or a notice to appear in immigration court, it is in your best interest to retain the legal services of an experienced lawyer who can guide you through each phase of this complex legal process. At the Law Offices of Aditya Surti LLC, our deportation lawyers are prepared to help you protect your future in the U.S. Our firm is prepared to fight for you today.