I entered the USA with a J-1 visa and filled for asylum and had an interview in Atlanta where my asylum was referred to the immigration courts for removal proceedings. I am now in Arizona where i live with a friend and have a job. I want to move the case here in Arizona. My master calendar has been set for April 14 2016 in Atlanta. My question is can it be possible to move the case here in Arizona and get same court date
Yes, a person can request a "change of venue" to the court with jurisdiction over their residence.
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As my colleague correctly notes, you will need to file a motion for change of venue. Given the referral of your case for removal proceedings, you really should retain an immigration attorney to help you establish your claim to asylum or other available relief.
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Yes, youc an have venue changed. However, do not expect thigns to go faster in fact they usually take longer. Also you absolutely need to hire an immigration attorney well before April 2016 to defend you in Immigration Court. Immigration Court is the least friendly court in the country.
And as an attorney who is licensed and used to prctice in Arizona the judges are not exactly sympathetic.
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