I am in removal proceedings, recently got married, should I still go for my hearing or can I apply for my green card?
Married to a USC or not, you should definitely appear and attend your next hearing. Failure to do so will get you an order of removal entered by the judge, in your absence. ICE will make it a pleasure to knock on your door at 3 AM and take you away.. (An easy case for them).
What you should instead do is notify the judge at your next hearing at you are now married to a USC and ask that you be given more time to hire an attorney to represent you (if you haven't already done so by that time.)
An experienced immigration attorney will negotiate with the lawyers representing ICE for their agreement to the termination of the removal proceedings against you in immigration court, to enable you to file for adjustment of status with USCIS. It is not "automatic"!
Also note that marriages while in removal proceedings are given a much higher scrutiny level by USCIS.. You and your spouse will most likely be separated during the interview process
NEVER miss an immigration court date. I agree with my colleagues. Jurisdiction lies with USCIS for I-130 ; if approved, can then apply in Immigration Court for the I-485. VERY VERY important to get good representation and make sure you retain someone with a lot of court experience - search Avvo
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