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What is the removal process and how does it work?

Have you ever wondered what the removal process is in the United States? Do you want to find out how it works? If so, this post will help explain a little about the deportation and removal process so you know what to expect should you or a family member face removal from the country in Houston, Texas. There are three government agencies involved in the entire process, which can make things confusing for some.

A hearing regarding possible removal is scheduled when the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) files a request for one. This hearing will determine if an individual should be removed from the country. The Notice to Appear filing will tell the subject that he or she is to appear in front of an immigration judge. The very first hearing is called the master hearing. It could be just one hearing or a series of hearings.

If the case moves to a trial this is called an individual hearing. The DHS is responsible for proving that the subject of the hearing should be removed from the country.

Other removal hearings include rescission hearings. These hearings are to determine if a permanent resident should have his or her residency status revoked because they should not have received it when it was issued in the first place. There are also hearings that determine if removal can be withheld based on the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Now that you know the deportation and removal process, you can fight being removed from the country in Houston, Texas. Be sure you have all of your documents in order before mounting your defense.

Source: Findlaw, "The Removal Process," accessed April 26, 2018

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