Facing removal proceedings can be a daunting experience for many immigrants. However, in some cases, an immigration judge may decide to terminate the proceedings. This can happen for various reasons, but it is important to understand what it means and how it can impact your immigration case. This post will provide an overview of the termination of removal proceedings, including the reasons for termination, the process, and the services offered by Tourzani & Long, LLC.
Reasons for Termination of Removal Proceedings
There are several reasons why an immigration judge may terminate removal proceedings. Here are some of the most common reasons:
- Administrative closure. This occurs when the government decides to temporarily close a case without a final decision. This can happen for several reasons, such as the immigrant becoming eligible for relief, changes in the law, or administrative convenience.
- Prosecutorial discretion. This is when the government decides not to pursue removal proceedings against an individual, usually due to compelling humanitarian reasons, such as medical conditions, family ties, or other factors.
- Adjustment of status. An immigrant who is eligible to adjust status to become a lawful permanent resident may ask the judge to terminate removal proceedings so they can apply for a green card.
- Citizenship. An immigrant who is already a U.S. citizen may ask the judge to terminate removal proceedings if they can prove their citizenship.
Process of Termination of Removal Proceedings
To request the termination of removal proceedings, the immigrant must file a motion with the immigration court. The motion must include a legal basis for the request and supporting evidence. The judge will then review the motion and decide whether to grant or deny it. If the motion is granted, the judge will issue an order terminating the removal proceedings.
It is important to note that termination does not mean that the immigrant is automatically granted legal status. However, it can provide an opportunity for the immigrant to seek relief from removal, such as adjustment of status, cancellation of removal, or asylum.
Tourzani & Long, LLC: Your Trusted Immigration Attorneys
If you are facing removal proceedings or seeking relief from removal, it is important to have an experienced immigration attorney on your side. At Tourzani & Long, LLC, our attorneys have a deep understanding of the complex U.S. immigration laws and procedures.
We can help you navigate the termination process and explore all the available options to help you achieve your immigration goals. Our attorneys are committed to providing high-quality legal representation and personalized attention to each client.
The Help You Need
Termination of removal proceedings can be a lifeline for many immigrants facing deportation. If you believe that you may be eligible for termination, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced immigration attorney. At Tourzani & Long, LLC, we are dedicated to helping our clients achieve their immigration goals. Contact us at (201) 987-0036 to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled attorneys.
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