Preparing Your Case

After a Master Calendar Hearing, you will have the first opportunity to prepare applications for relief and file evidence with the court about why should be allowed to remain in the United States.

There are many different possibilities for relief, though not all of them will apply to people in every situation.  Each defense has very specific requirements and offer specific benefits. The following is not an exhaustive list, but cover some common defenses to deportation:

Regardless of which option suits your situation best, you will have to prepare a thorough defense and include supporting evidence.

Read about the next step: Merits Hearing.