Deportation proceedings can be understandably emotional for those that are subject to deportation and removal and for their families. As a result, it is important to understand as much about the process as possible and have trained guidance whenever possible. Individuals subject to deportation and their family members may struggle with what seems like a significant amount of uncertainty during the process and wonder what will happen to them and their children which is why knowledge of the process may provide some measure of help.

An immigrant may face removal proceedings, known as the deportation process, if they violated United States’ immigrantion laws. The removal process will begin when the immigrant receives a notice to appear from the Department of Homeland Security. The immigrant must then appear before an immigrantion judge for the removal proceeding. An immigrant may face the removal process because of an interaction as seemingly insignificant as a traffic citation.

It is essential to understand the removal process and appeals process and to begin immediately preparing a strong defense strategy in response to any deportation proceedings the immigrant is facing. If the immigrant is deported through the removal proceedings, it may be possible to appeal the decision to a higher court. immigrantion appeals are reviewed by the Board of immigrantion Appeals. It is essential to keep in mind that there are important time limits associated with appealing the outcome of removal proceedings so it is necessary to be familiar with these timelines and strictly adhere to them.

When an immigrant is subject to removal and deportation, it can throw their lives, and the lives of their family members, into a feeling of uncertainty and chaos. Because of the significant nature of removal and deportation proceedings, and the impact the process can have on the life of the immigrant, it is beneficial to understand the process as much as possible, for the immigrant to understand their rights and understand how to fight the process when the need arises.