Motion to Reopen in absentia Order of Removal

Carlos E Sandoval

Case Conclusion Date:August 29, 2012

Practice Area:Immigration

Outcome:Case reopened and terminated by immigration judge.

Description:Client was placed in removal proceedings based on a drug conviction, but the government sent the NTA to the wrong address, therefore our client did not receive it. Therefore he was not able to appear at the master hearing and an in absentia order of removal was issued against him. Our client vacated the drug conviction and we filed a motion to reopen based on not receiving the NTA. The case was reopened and the Immigration Judge terminated proceedings.