Will we need a lawyer to represent us?

Asked about 5 years ago - Salt Lake City, UT

My husband and I have been married for 2 years. We applied for an adjustment of status for him. Before we were married he had tried to file through his first wife, then they got divorced. He then applied for TPS. He was given an order to Show Cause and Notice Hearing, The Board of Immigration Appeals administratively closed his proceedings so that he can apply for TPS. We received a letter from Immigration with a rejection of status because now it is not in their jurisdiction as an administrative closure does not mean termination of proceedings. His file has been transferred to the Office of Chief Counsel, and ICE. We submitted a letter to the EOIR group stating that he was eligibel through 245i. I told him that we should get a lawyer. He said it would not be necessary.

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  1. Alan James Brinkmeier

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . You can miss defenses and say the wrong things if you are not represented by an advocate as your attorney.

    You might find my Legal Guide helpful "Ethics: Yes I Need a Lawyer!"


    Check with a lawyer in your locale to discuss more of the details.

    Good luck to you.

    God bless.

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