4 Tips for How to Effectively Prepare for a Removal Hearing
Preparing for a removal hearing is a stressful and scary time for you and your loved ones. This is because receiving notice of a removal hearing means that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is trying to deport you from the country. However, it’s important to remember that there is a lot you can do in your favor and that deportation is not the only outcome. One of these things is to make sure that you are as prepared as possible for your removal hearing.
At Landerholm Immigration, making sure our clients are fully prepared for the immigration hearings is something we take great pride in. So if you have received notice of a removal hearing from the DHS, please don’t hesitate to contact us right away. In the meantime, here are some tips for how you can effectively prepare yourself for a removal hearing.
1. Read up on court norms
Entering a courtroom is an intimidating experience. Trust us, we know. This is particularly true if you are showing up to defend your case. One of the best things you can do for yourself is to get educated on court norms before your hearing date. Knowing when to stand up or how to address the judge can go a long way in showing how important this case is to you, not to mention making you feel composed and confident.
2. Dress the part
One of the easiest ways to make yourself feel more confident is to dress the part. Donning smart slacks and a blazer or any other professional attire will not only make you feel more prepared, but it will also show the DHS, the judge, and anyone else in attendance that you are taking this process seriously. And, it might seem obvious, but it’s also necessary to make sure that you’ve got the basics of personal hygiene taken care of so you can head to court feeling fresh and ready to take charge of your future.
3. Gather all necessary documents and evidence
As with any legal case, your removal proceeding is going to require a lot of preparation and a lot of documentation. There are many steps that you will have to take prior to showing up at your hearing; this includes working closely with your immigration lawyer to learn everything you can about what the legal bases for your charges, whether you will need outside witness statements, and various forms of documentation.
4. Contact Landerholm Immigration
Although everything on this list is very important to remember and essential to a successful outcome in your removal hearing, perhaps the most important thing you will do is to speak with a trusted and experienced immigration attorney who can best prepare your case. An immigration lawyer is your best chance at winning your case. Immigration lawyers know the ins and outs of the system and make it their life’s work to fight for your rights and keep your family together.
At Landerholm Immigration we care about you and the outcome of your case. We understand that this is a difficult time and want to make it as painless as possible for you and your loved one. If you have received a notice for removal from the DHS, please contact us at (510) 488-1020 immediately to speak with a member of our experienced team.