Policy Updated to Put More People Through Deportation Proceedings
Last week, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service updated its practices governing its policy regarding Notices to Appear. As a result, Notices to Appear will be issued for a wider range of legal cases.
Notices to Appear are documents that instruct non-citizens to appear in immigration court before a judge on a given day. NTAs initiate the deportation process. While it was once reserved for specific crimes, the new USCIS practice will be to issue NTAs in any case where the individual is removable and there is evidence of criminal activity or the recipient is unlawfully present.
The new practice will all-but-guarantee that more people will be forced into removal proceedings, further taxing the resources of the immigration court. People who have received an NTA—even if they have never committed a crime—will need their immigration attorneys now more than ever.
The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq. is here to answer your questions. If you have been denied an immigration benefit or received an NTA, you're more vulnerable to removal than ever. Call (800) 909-8129 for a free consultation on your case. Just act quickly.