Get an Immigration Attorney who Specializes in Deportation
There are multiple areas of deportation which an Immigration Attorney can Specialize in. Just because they do Immigration Law does not mean that it will suffice. Find out how many deportation cases they have had and make sure they know what they are doing.
Prepare for the Bond Redetermination Hearing
Regardless if ICE denied, did not give, or gave an excessively high bond, prepare for the Bond Red termination Hearing in front of the Immigration Judge. Have testimony and items prepared to show you will not flee and it is in your better interest to attend all hearings.
Prepare to Plead to the Notice to Appear
At the Master Calendar, you need to prepare to plead by admitting or denying the allegations on the Notice to Appear. Never admit to anything you are not sure and never admit to anything which Immigration has the burden to prove.
Prepare for the Contested Hearing on the denied allegations
Be sure to prepare evidence, proof and supporting documents for any items which you denied in the NTA in an attempt to get the Immigration Judge to sustain the denial
Prepare all forms of Relief
Assuming the Judge agrees with Immigration on the allegations in the NTA, be sure to have ready all forms of relief which you qualify and submit the proper packages to the Court at the next hearing.
Conduct the Merits Hearing
Have all witnesses, testimony, evidence and all other matters ready to go at the Trial or Merits Hearing in order to attempt to get the Immigration Judge to grant your forms of relief for which you are applying.