Why you should take a Notice to Appear seriouslyIf the bills are piling up on your doormat, a Notice to Appear may seem like one more bit of bad news that you cannot face right now. However, ignoring it would be a big mistake. The immigration authorities issue a Notice to Appear when they want to try and deport you. Failing to show up in court is sacrificing the chance to defend yourself.
Can you argue against a Notice to Appear?If you face the threat of deportation, the worst thing you can do is assume it is a given. That makes ICE’s job easy. There is always a chance that you can successfully fight the decision and retain your right to stay in the country. These are some of the ways to challenge any attempt to deport you:
- Seek asylum
- Change or renew your status
- Get the removal order canceled
- Ask the court to suppress the evidence