A Notice to Appear (NTA) is a legal document issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that initiates removal proceedings (deportation) against an individual in immigration court. It serves as a formal notification to the individual that the government is seeking to remove them from the United States based on alleged immigration violations. We discuss the notice to appear and what to do if you receive one here.
US Immigration is in constant flux and so are the related terms. The term “deportation” is synonymous with a foreign national in immigration proceedings. Deportation is an old term that has been replaced with the term “Removal.” We discuss the difference between “deportation” and “removal” for immigration purposes here.
Removal proceedings in immigration court are a serious matter. If you or a loved one have been placed in removal proceedings, it is best to find competent legal representation. Representation in removal proceedings by an experienced immigration attorney is the single most important factor in whether you will win or lose your case. We discuss removal proceedings and the importance of having a removal defense attorney here.