coming back from a trip , my GC was taken away at POE of houston. Court has set a date for a master hearing. I live in Ca. my question is how long does it take to transfer the case to Ca, and what are my chances of getting my GC back? please help, im getting crazy without knowing how long it takes > please help
Hello: Typically a person's greencard is taken away at entry because they have a criminal history or they have an extended absence and potentially abandoned their residency. The issue is not so much when you get your physical card back, but rather do you have a defense against removal from the United States. In the short term, you can get evidence of your lawful permanent residence from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You remain a permanent resident until there is a final order of removal against you. Therefore, your focus at this point is how to defend yourself against removal (commonly known as deportation) from the United States. You must discuss your case and possible defenses with an immigration attorney who can look at the charging documents issued against you. Good luck.
This is not a quick procedure. Your chances of getting it back depend on your circumstances. Get an attorney to help you now!
For something as important as this, why are you asking questions here? Hire an immigration attorney immediately.
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It is imperative that you talk to an immigration attorney. The fact that your green card was "taken" upon your return to the U.S. and you were placed in removal proceedings means that the Gov't believes it has a basis to strip you of your legal permanent resident status. The questions for you at this time, if you want to maintain your status and remain in the U.S., is not how long would it take but can you keep/reaquire your legal permanent status.
Given that you reside in CA, you should be able to move your case here. However, you will need to retain an attorney to file your request to move the case here. Further, given your circumstances, it is critical that you hire an attorney to assist you.
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