When your case comes before an Immigration Judge, the government is charging you with being deportable from the United States. The government will be represented at your hearing by a Trial Attorney who probably has appeared in hundreds, if not thousands, of removal proceedings. It is important that you are represented by the best immigration attorney that you can find.
In this video, Carl Shusterman, a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) whose law firm has assisted hundreds of persons across the U.S. in winning their deportation cases, explains your rights in a removal proceeding.
When you attend a removal or deportation hearing before an Immigration Judge, make sure that you walk into the courtroom accompanied by the most experienced and knowledgeable deportation defense attorney that you can find. Why? Because the government will be represented by an attorney who has probably appeared in hundreds, or even thousands, of deportation hearings
The government has the burden of proof to show the Immigration Judge that you are deportable from the U.S. However, even if the government shows that you are deportable, you may be eligible for relief from removal. You may be able to apply for adjustment for status, for asylum, for cancellation of removal or for registry. It may be that the government cannot prove that you are deportable from the United States. See the links listed below.
We hope that our video answers many of your questions about the process.