Q: How can I get info on my removal proceedings case? Either to know if there's any updates or when will I receive a NTA..
I had Green Card but was not living in the USA. When I came in December 2017, I was stopped by CBP at the airport and after lots of paperwork and hours, got a Parole Card and documents related to Removal Proceedings. I was given a NTA that said that date, time and place were "to be set/determined". Here I am, after almost 4 years, with no idea about my case because there's no number or e-mail to contact anyone. I have checked into the Dept. of Justice's website with my Alien number and there's "no case found". Every year when I go to renew the Parole Card permit at the airport, I ask the Chief when will anyone check my case or how long does it take to possibly get a NTA, and they don't know. Last one told me "it's like a waiting game...for some people I've seen it in a year, for some 5 years.."
Any experience on how can I have an idea of where is my case on a list? Or anything?
I do want to stay in USA, but I also want my green card back :(
A: Consider scheduling a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney who may be able to make some inquiries on your behalf.
You are in the same boat as many. There is very little information on when your case will be heard. How much longer you may have to wait can be determined - to some extent - based on the reason you are in removal proceedings.
The current administration just issued an Executive Order in June advising ICE counsel and the court to grant prosecutorial discretion in some cases: This means, drop the case. To know whether you qualify will require a consultation and more information.
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