Understanding Immigration Court

Immigration court can be confusing if you don't know your way around. Here's an overview of the structure of the court to help you better understand how to navigate it: Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) The Federal Immigration Courts, or Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), is a system of administrative courts throughout … [Read More...]

Motion To Reopen

When a non-citizen has lost an immigration court case or has been ordered deported or removed from the U.S., the order of deportation is usually not executed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immediately. This can allow time to file a motion to reopen. A motion to reopen is the first step in asking the Immigration Court or the Board … [Read More...]

Post Conviction Relief

When someone convicted in State Criminal Court faces deportation or removal based on their criminal record, it is important to investigate whether Post-Conviction Relief is viable. Post-Conviction Relief may take many forms, but it is usually is some sort of a motion made in the State Criminal Court to modify, reduce, expunge, vacate, or alter … [Read More...]

Aggravated Felony

What is an Aggravated Felony? The term “Aggravated Felony” is a term of art used in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). An aggravated felony does not necessarily have to be felony, nor does it have to be aggravated as that term is usually used in the Criminal Courts. Under Section 101(A)(43) of the INA, Aggravated Felonies include … [Read More...]