LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson | Oct 27, 2011

Preparing For Cancellation of Removal In Immigration Court

CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL - Questions to Ask Yourself

  1. I have asked for a cancellation of removal application.

  2. I have received my application from the Immigration Judge.

  3. When is my application due?

  4. I have filled out my application and made sure that all of my papers

and documents have the same information

(for example, all of the dates are the same).

  1. I have the original plus 2 copies of my application and all

of the documents that I am going to submit to the Court and

Immigration Service.

(The original is for the Judge, one copy is for the Immigration Service,

and one copy is for me.)

  1. I submitted my application to the judge, either in court or by mail

according to the judge’s instructions.

  1. I have contacted a family member or friend to help me collect

documents.

  1. One of us has contacted people for letters and/or documents that I

need for my case.

  1. I have told my family or friends what type of information that they

should include in their letters to the Judge.

  1. I have asked family or friends to speak at my hearing.

If they cannot come to my hearing I have asked them to write

a letter instead.

  1. All of my letters are in English and, if translated, I have

certificates of translationattached to them.

  1. I includedcertificates of servicewith any papers that I

submitted by mail to the Court and Immigration Service before my

individual hearing, and I mailed them in separate envelopes.

(addressed to: “The Immigration Judge" and “DHS Litigation")

  1. I have thought about and made an outline of what I am going

to say to the judge.

  1. I have practiced my testimony with a friend.

  2. I have prepared the people who are coming to my hearing.

  3. In court I will

· be calm.

· look at the Judge.

· be polite and honest.

· listen carefully to the judge.

· try to explain myself clearly.

· express myself from the heart with real emotion.

Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson Attorney at Law / Professor of Law [email protected] THE JACOBSON LAW FIRM, APC Immigration & Nationality ǀ Workers' Compensation 510 West 6th St. Suite 326 Los Angeles , CA 90014 (310) 277-2266 (310) 277-3366 FAX Los Angeles Immigration Lawyers - Free Consultation www.thelosangeleslawyers.com

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Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson Attorney at Law / Professor of Law [email protected] THE JACOBSON LAW FIRM, APC Immigration & Nationality ǀ Workers' Compensation 510 West 6th St. Suite 326 Los Angeles , CA 90014 (310) 277-2266 (310) 277-3366 FAX Los Angeles Immigration Lawyers - Free Consultation www.thelosangeleslawyers.com

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