I first applied for a residence through my parents, then missed a fingerprint appt and was denied. Many years later I received letter that said they placed me under removal procedures . I had married my U.S citizen husband 3 months before receiving this letter. I applied again, received my green card but my previous case is still pending in court. The hearing date isn't until 2014. I am a permanent resident now and will like to know what is going to happen with the case in court does it automatically end since immigrations granted me a green card? Can I travel?
You need to file a motion to terminate proceedings in the immigration court. You should attach a copy of your green card. You may want to hire an immigration lawyer to doe it for you.
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I would have to agree with my colleague. If you let it be and do not appear in Court on a set date, they will remove you in absentia - without your presence. But to be honest with you, all of it sounds a little weird as CIS should have known about your removal proceedings. I would consult with an experienced attorney and definitely do a motion to terminate.
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Hire a lawyer.
Do NOT travel until after the court proceedings are terminated.
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you need an attorney to cancel the case by moving it up so you can get a hearing. technically, uscis does not have jurisdiction to give you a green card if you are already in court.
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