When removed in absentia by Immigration Judge, does immigrant receive notice of the removal or is it assumed by the NTA?
They usually mail a copy of the decision to the 'last known' address ... which is usually the same one that is on the NTA.
BUT, they are not required to do so .. if the person received actual notice of the NTA.
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When ordered removed in abstentia by an immigration judge, the foreign national ordered removed normally receives a copy of the order of removal to his/her "last known address" on record.
Removal, however, is NEVER "assumed" by the NTA - the immigration judge has to issue that removal order only after it is determined - in court, during the hearing - and after all the evidence is presented that you in fact have no relief from removal - and that can be determined only after all the evidence is presented and all the "witnesses", including yourself, testify.
If, however, you failed to appear, clearly the judge has to make a decision "with the evidence on hand" and has no other option but to order you removed from the country.
Then the court will mail the final order to your "last known address" on record and/or to your attorney.
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The judges order will be sent to the last known address, same as in the NTA. I suggest that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney about your case.
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