In some cases, an immigration judge’s decision ordering deportation or removal can be set-aside through a Motion to Reopen or Reconsider. There are strict time limits for filing either a Motion to Reopen or Reconsider following a deportation or removal order, however, there are exceptions. For example a material change of circumstances or new evidence may allow someone to file a Motion to Reopen or reconsider even past the deadlines. It is nevertheless critical that any new evidence be acted upon in a timely fashion.
If a Motion to Reopen or Reconsider is granted, the prior order of deportation or removal is vacated or erased.
As with appeals, success depends on knowing the law, having a strong command of the factual record and arguing persuasively on the client’s behalf. Attorney Espinoza has successfully argued both Motions to Reopen and Reconsider before Immigration Courts and the BIA. If you have a prior order of removal against you it is critical that you evaluate all your options. Call us now for a comprehensive review of your case at 213-228-3232.