Removal orders are orders by an immigration judge, the Board of Immigration Appeals, or the Department of Homeland Security that individuals be deported, or “removed,” from the United States. Once a removal order becomes “final,” the Department of Homeland Security may enforce it.
Individuals may even be unaware that they have removal orders on their immigration records. If you have had past contact with immigration and are not sure what the outcome was, it is especially important that you consult with an immigration attorney. Further, any undocumented person or non-immigrant visa holder should consult with an immigration attorney before traveling.
It is sometimes possible to reopen removal orders that have been entered in error or without notice to the immigrant. Reopening a removal order may make it possible to apply for immigration benefits in the United States. In these cases, it is important to act as quickly as possible.
Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC aggressively examines removal orders to determine whether they can be challenged by an appeal or a request to reopen the order. This thorough analysis can make all the difference in stopping a deportation and keeping families together.