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Voluntary Departure

The departure of an alien from the United States without an order of removal. The departure may or may not have been preceded by a hearing before an immigration judge. An alien allowed to voluntarily depart concedes removability but does not have a bar to seeking admission at a port-of-entry at any time. Failure to [...]

By |2016-11-14T23:35:08-05:00April 25th, 2011|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

An Alien’s Motion to Continue Removal Proceedings to Await the Adjudication of a Pending Family-Based Visa Petition

The Board of Immigration Appeals has issued an important decision on the issue of when a continuance should be granted by an Immigration Judge when an alien is in removal proceedings but who has a pending family-based visa petition (an I-130) that makes him or her prima facie eligible to adjust his or her status [...]

By |2010-07-30T20:15:00-05:00July 30th, 2010|Immigration Blog|0 Comments