What To Do If You're Detained
Anyone who is placed in removal proceedings for the first time has a right to a hearing before a judge. Don't accidentally waive this right by signing any papers that you don't fully understand. Watch the video for more tips.
"If you do not have significant criminal issues,
you will likely be released on the same day with no bond."
-- Megan Kight, Attorney
Decipher the Paperwork
Forms from the government, like this one, can be complicated.
We can help you understand them.
This is the name of the form. You'll hear it referred to as an "NTA."
This form explains why the government is putting you in removal proceedings.
In this section, the government officers will write the things they believe you've done that make it legal for them to deport you.
In this section, the government officers write the names of the laws that allow them to deport you.
This is the date and time of your hearing with an immigration judge. You are required to attend. We can be there to fight for you.