Moving to the United States may have been a dream of yours for some time. Like many others, you likely had expectations of finding better opportunities, and a better life in general, in this country. However, it is possible that you faced numerous difficulties along the way, as building a new life in a new country is not easy. Unfortunately, your situation appears to have gotten worse.
Though you may have lived in Colorado for years, you recently received a notice to appear before the immigration court. When you received it, you may have immediately felt as if your worst fear was coming true: the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services was starting deportation proceedings.
What does the notice include?
Understanding government documents is not always easy. As a result, you may need an explanation of what this notice means. Some information likely included in the notice includes the following:
- The charges filed against you and the laws allegedly violated
- The type of proceedings involved
- The actions you carried out that allegedly broke the law
- Information about your right to obtain an attorney
- What consequences could result if you do not appear at your scheduled hearings
The notice will likely also say that you must provide a current telephone number and address. Seeing potential consequences and other serious information can certainly seem intimidating. However, it may be in your best interests to take advantage of the suggestion of obtaining an attorney for your case.
Defending against removal
The removal process can be lengthy, and you will likely have to make multiple appearances at hearings and other legal proceedings. Understandably, you may not fully know what the information given to you means, especially if you do not have a firm grasp of the English language. Luckily, you do not have to try to get through this process alone. Experienced immigration law attorneys can help you understand the information given to you by the USCIS.
Additionally, your legal representation can also help you understand your defense options and any available legal routes that could help you avoid deportation. It is important to remember that each case is different, and the way you handle your case may differ from others in similar situations. Though it may seem challenging, you do not have to give up hope that you will be able to remain in the country. Presenting a meaningful case may help you.