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Would ICE have to issue a NTA or some kind of papers to an individual. The person would have to know if they had a court date?

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Is there any way that someone would not know of a NTA or orders to get deported? Can ICE not tell your lawyer?

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When ICE issues an NTA a copy is given to the individual in question. The detention center where he is held notifies him of any upcoming court hearing dates well in advance.

His lawyer, while visiting the detainee typically obtains the NTA from his client during the visit and prepares his defense & bond hearing accordingly.

Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known. It is your responsibility to retain a lawyer to analyze the facts specific to your particular situation in order to give you specific advice. Specific answers will require cognizance of all pertinent facts about your case. Any answers offered on Avvo are of a general nature only, and are not meant to create an attorney-client relationship.


If you have the individual's 'A number' which is a 9 digit number that can be found on the NTA and most other documents issued by ICE and the immigration court, then you can call 1-800-898-7180 to obtain information on his or her next court date and location.


For the government to remove someone without giving notice first is flagrant violation of constitutional principles.


Anyone can call Case Info Line 1-800-898-7180 to see if any proceedings were initiated against the individual and to find out the court date if any.

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