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Carlo Franco L. Borja is a licensed attorney in California and is authorized to represent clients in immigration matters nationwide. Based in Southern California, the immigration law firm serves clients mainly in Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino County and Riverside County including, but not limited to: Agoura Hills, Alhambra, Arcadia, Artesia, Avalon, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Calabasas, Carson, Cerritos, Claremont, Commerce, Culver City, Diamond Bar, Downey, Duarte, Eagle Rock, El Monte, El Segundo, Gardena, Glendale, Glendora, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Huntington Park, Industry, Inglewood, Irwindale, La Habra, La Mirada, La Puente, La Verne, Lakewood, Lancaster, Lawndale, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Lynwood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Monrovia, Montebello, Monterey Park, Norwalk, Palmdale, Palos Verdes, Paramount, Pasadena, Pico Rivera, Pomona, Redondo Beach, Rosemead, San Dimas, San Fernando, San Gabriel, San Marino, Santa Clarita, Santa Fe Springs, Santa Monica, Temple City, Torrance, Vernon, Walnut, West Covina, Hollywood, Westlake Village, Whittier, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Santa Ana, Stanton, Tustin, Westminster, Adelanto, Chino, Chino Hills, Colton, Fontana, Hesperia, Highland, Loma Linda, Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto, San Bernardino, Upland, Victorville, Corona, Eastvale, Hemet, Indio, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Moreno Valley. Murrieta, Norco, Perris, Palm Springs, Riverside, Temecula and surrounding areas. Filipino Immigration lawyer representing clients in all US states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
Removal proceedings (which replaced deportation proceedings after the passage of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996) are administrative proceedings to determine whether a person (called the respondent) is removable from the United States. There are various reasons why an individual is placed in removal proceedings such as remaining in the United States beyond the period authorized by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), committing certain crimes or offenses which constitute grounds for removability, security-related grounds or inadmissibility at the time of entry or at the time of adjustment of status.
Removal proceedings are conducted in immigration court by an immigration judge and begin with the issuance of a Notice to Appear (NTA) served by the DHS. The NTA contains a charge of removability as well as the factual allegations as to why the DHS believes that the respondent is removable. If found removable, the respondent may, if eligible, apply for one or more types of discretionary administrative relief such as voluntary departure, cancellation of removal, asylum and adjustment of status.
Removal proceedings involve complex and highly technical procedures. Eligibility for relief requires careful analysis and failure to avail of all avenues of relief, if eligible, may lead to severe immigration consequences. An order of removal may render an alien inadmissible to the U.S. for 10 years so it is highly advisable to get assistance from a competent and experienced immigration attorney who can effectively represent and guide an individual faced with removal proceedings and assist in seeking the best possible relief.
If you just received a NTA or anticipate being placed in removal proceedings, feel free to contact the Law Office of Carlo Borja so we can assess if you qualify for any relief and proactively represent and defend you in your removal proceedings.