First of all: I already have an attorney, but I'm having seconds thoughts of if this is the right path. My attorney said to wait to receive the NTA from the IC with the court hearing. It's been over a year since the NTA was issued to a LPR after traveling abroad and was charged as inadmissible under 212(a)(7)(A)(i)(I) and paroled. I don't have any criminal records nor I obtained LPR through fraud. I want a second opinion to know if there's a Plan B that can be done instead of waiting for a court date that might never happen (I've heard of cases when the NTA was never filed in IC for 10 or 20 years). I've read that is a waiver for 212(a)(7)(A)(i)(I), but I don't know if that's an option, or I should have used that in the port of entry. I understand immigration law is very complicated, so I would like an opinion from a professional that has experience in a case like mine.
Thank you all for your responses!
Your issues are too complex to handle by a remote online opinion without a case review.
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First of all, it's necessary to evaluate why were you issued an NTA. Did they keep your green card? If so, you can move forward to get a replacement because only the immigration judge can terminate your residency. If this happened because you were arrested in the past, it will be necessary to review your criminal record to see what removability issues the arrest may have created. Meet with an experienced immigration lawyer to evaluate your record, that way you will be able to obtain a second opinion.
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As my colleagues have stated, in order to assist you an attorney would need to completely review your case, and all the relevant facts including the Notice to Appear (NTA).
You should retain the services of an immigration attorney for a separate review and opinion in your case.
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