I have a final hearing for removal proceedings they offering me VD! What should i do take VD or decline ? I been leaving here for 12 years and if i have to go back to my country
(Israel) i have to start my life from zero.
My lawyer saying take VD and leave otherwise they will issue a deportation order against me. Any suggestions or help will be very appreciated!
Removal hearing is to determine whether you are in this country legally. If not, the judge has very little room in terms of keeping you here. This "room" has to do with the potential relief from removal you may have. VD is one of them. It gives you an opportunity to leave without a removal order in your record. IF you are not planing to leave, do not take it, as it carries additional bars for violating it, which come on top of the removal imposed bars on admission. The problem is that these bars cannot be waived.
VD might be a good option only if 1. you leave the country on time. 2. you do not have other bars to coming back (unlawful presence etc.). I am not a fan of VDs due to the harsh consequences of failure to depart after taking VD. I'd say meet with a lawyer and talk about your plans and options.
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