Your hearing didn’t go so well. Despite help from your family and showing that you have a good job, it was decided that you are to be deported. What happens next?
We’ve discussed before what you should do if you are facing deportation. But what exactly happens when you are deported?
It’s actually quite a lengthy and complex process, as outlined by the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996. The first thing that will happen is you receive a notice in the mail to appear before the judge. Remember, you must appear at every hearing, especially if you are out on an immigration bond.
There will be a series of hearings next until the judge makes the decision on whether you should be deported. Once you are ordered to be deported, you have 30 days from the date of the decision to appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Your appeal should include a cause to relieve you from removal. Some of the types of relief include:
- The cancellation of removal
- An adjustment of your status, such as marrying a U.S. citizen
- You receive temporary protected status
- You were granted asylum
If the BIA approves your relief, then you are able to stay in the country. However, if your appeal is denied, then you still have the option to appeal to the appropriate U.S. Court of Appeals. However, it’s important to know that you can only appeal the original decision. The court cannot overturn the BIA’s decision. You may even take your case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court; however, it’s unlikely your case will go that far.
While you wait for your appeal to be heard, you will be able to stay in the country and may even be able to stay out of detention. However, it’s important to note that an immigration attorney will help you during this situation.
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