Immigration court information

THE CORONA LAW FIRM PA., provides legal representation in Florida immigration courts in Miami and throughout Florida.

IF YOU RECEIVED A “NOTICE TO APPEAR” from the Immigration Service or another letter from the immigration court requiring you to appear in immigration court on a certain date, we urge you to make an appointment with our office by calling (305)547-1234 for a first free consultation so that we could advise you what to do next.

If you received a Notice to Appear, the U.S. Government may be seeking to deport you back to your country of origin, based on your presumed illegal presence or in some cases based on the commission of a deportable criminal offense by you.

Immigration Courts handle cases of individuals in removal/deportation proceedings that usually take place in the area where the illegal immigrant is being detained or where he/she resides.

Normally, an individual in deportation (or removal) proceedings cannot be deported without an opportunity to seek relief.  Such immigration relief/benefits may include political asylum; adjustment of status to that of a permanent resident based on permanent residency/citizenship of immigrant’s relatives; cancellation of removal; and other immigration benefits.

If the immigration court decides that the immigrant is eligible for permanent residency based on one of the listed forms of immigration relief or other forms of immigration relief, the immigrant will not be deported and instead will be granted permanent residency status in the U.S.


Unlike in criminal court proceedings immigrants who are being deported through an immigration court system do not have a right to hire a free public defender and are usually requested by the judge to find a private attorney to represent them in immigration court.

The immigration law and immigration court procedures are usually very complex and difficult to understand, especially for the immigrants who are often not familiar with the current immigration laws and likely do not speak English fluently.  Qualified immigration lawyers are normally familiar with both the immigration law and immigration court procedures.

Even though the final decision in your immigration case will be made by an immigration judge, if you are represented by a qualified immigration lawyer in the immigration court, a skilled immigration lawyer may dramatically increase your chances of winning the case and either getting your Green Card back or getting a Green Card through immigration court.


The U.S. immigration laws require that the immigrant who has an appointment with immigration court, attend every immigration court hearing regardless of whether you have an immigration lawyer to represent you in immigration court or not.

If you fail to appear at the immigration court hearing without a good excuse like severe illness or death in the family, the immigration court judge will issue a deportation order against you in absentia. Once the deportation order is issued, the immigration officers/ ICE unit officers will have a right to go to your house to arrest and deport you.


The best course of action would be to hire a Miami based immigration lawyer as soon as possible and even if you don’t do it before the first immigration court hearing, you should certainly hire an immigration lawyer,  IF the immigration judge granted the first continuance to you and should not test the immigration judge’s patience.

The number of immigration court hearings varies depending on the nature of your immigration case.  Some immigration cases may take more than 7 or 8 immigration court hearings and several years to process through the immigration court system. This may happen due to the complexity of your immigration case, due to additional continuances (changes in immigration court dates) requested by you, your immigration lawyer, Government immigration lawyer or made by the immigration judge on his own initiative.

Some immigration court date changes (continuances) happen because you changed your immigration lawyers.

Some immigration cases, on the other hand do not last more than 6 months.   Regardless of how long your immigration court case will last, you must be patient and must attend every immigration court hearing to avoid deportation order in absentia.


The immigration court proceedings are called “removal proceedings” – which basically mean that that the U.S. government is trying to remove/deport you from the United States back to your country by virtue of the immigration court removal proceedings.

If you want to help the U.S. government to accomplish this goal sooner rather than later, go ahead and travel during the deportation proceedings.

Travelling during the immigration court proceedings may be fatal to your immigration case and should be avoided unless a true emergency exists that may be more important for you than your right to stay in the United States legally.


Yes! The Corona Law Firm, P.A. can assist you with many other immigration matters outside of the immigration court forum.

Immigration court information.

Miami immigration court is one of the busiest immigration courts in the nation.  It has many judges and serves the greater Miami area and the surrounding.  Each judge at any given time may handle many deportation cases.   The following is some general information about the Miami Immigration Court that may be helpful for you:

If you need to get information about your immigration case through the Miami Immigration Court Information System call 1-800-898-7180.  This automated system will provide information about your next Miami immigration court hearing date, asylum processing information, Immigration judge’s decision information, immigration case appeal information, and filing information.

The information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, unless the Immigration court system is under routine maintenance check which usually happens at night. If you call the immigration court information line and cannot get the immigration case information, do not be alarmed, just try to call during the day.

The Immigration court information will be provided in either English or Spanish. You must have the immigrant registration number to obtain the immigration case information.

Other details about Miami Immigration court

  • If you have an immigration court date, make sure to leave your home early.  You should not be late for any immigration court proceeding
  • There are sometimes long lines outside of the Miami Immigration court building – standing in that line may delay your arrival to immigration court hearing for 15 – 20 minutes and sometimes much longer; so arrive ahead of time to attend your Miami immigration court hearing
  • There is a lot of traffic in South Florida, so you may get stuck in traffic on your way to your Miami Immigration court hearing.  Plan accordingly and arrive to court early.
  • If you are represented by an immigration lawyer, your immigration lawyer will give you instructions on what to do

WARNING:

IF YOU ARE APPROACHED BY SOME PEOPLE INSIDE THE MIAMI IMMIGRATION COURT WHO WILL ASK YOU IF YOU HAVE AN IMMIGRATION LAWYER OR IF YOU NEED AN IMMIGRATION LAWYER, THEY ARE THE AGENTS OF SOME LAWYERS WHO ARE ILLEGALLY TRYING TO GET CLIENTS INSIDE THE IMMIGRATION COURT. AS SOON AS YOU MEET THESE AGENTS, REPORT THEM TO THE MIAMI IMMIGRATION COURT GUARDS AND MIAMI IMMIGRATION COURT ADMINISTRATION. IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HARASS YOU INSIDE THE MIAMI IMMIGRATION COURT TRYING TO INFLUENCE YOUR DECISION ON WHAT IMMIGRATION LAWYER YOU WANT TO HIRE. IF YOU, ON THE OTHER HAND, WANT TO APPROACH AN IMMIGRATION LAWYER AND SEEK HIS ASSISTANCE INSIDE THE MIAMI IMMIGRATION COURT, YOU MAY DO SO.

AVISO:

SI A USTED SE LE A ACERCADO PERSONAS A DENTRO DE LA CORTE DE INMIGRACIÓN DE MIAMI PARA PREGUNTARLE SI TIENE UN ABOGADO PARA AYUDARLE O PARA PREGUNTARLE SI NENECITA UN ABOGADO, ELLOS SON LOS AGENTES DE OTROS ABOGADOS QUIEN ESTÁN ATRAYENDO CLIENTES ILEGALMENTE ADENTRO DE LA CORTE DE INMIGRACIÓN. AL INSTANTE QUE ESTAS PERSONAS SE ACERQUEN, REPÓRTELOS A LOS GUARDIAS DE LA CORTE DE INMIGRACIÓN DE MIAMI Y A LA ADMINISTRACIÓN DE CORTE DE INMIGRACIÓN DE MIAMI. ABOGADOS DE INMIGRACIÓN NO TIENEN PERMISO DE ACOSARLOS ADENTRO DE LA CORTE DE INMIGRACIÓN DE MIAMI O TRATAR DE INFLUIR EN TOMAR LA DECISIÓN DE QUIEN TIENE QUE CONTRATAR POR ABOGADO. PERO, SIN EMBARGO SI USTED TOMA LA INICIATIVA DE ACERCARSE A UN ABOGADO PARA SOLICITAR SU ASISTENCIA ADENTRO DE LA CORTE DE INMIGRACIÓN DE MIAMI, LO PUEDE HACER.

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  1. silvia yates  |  

    soy cubana y quiero quedarme en los estados unidos pero tengo visa americana por 10 anos
    me dan la ayuda del govierno medico , comida, etc

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