Common Immigration Questions
Our Miami immigration and deportation defense lawyers are committed to
ensuring that you receive the most important information regarding your
immigration matter. We are available to answer any additional questions
you may have about immigration law and how it applies to your case.
Contact us today for a free in-office consultation in our Miami office
Q. Am I eligible for an I601-A/Provisional Waiver based on the expansion?
A. In 2016,
Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers were expanded to include individuals with approved and available immigrant
visa petitions who are the spouses, sons and daughters, or certain children
(17 or older) of
Lawful Permanent Residents, not just U.S. Citizens. Not only does this apply to family-based petitions,
it also applies to employment-based petitions and those selected to participate
in the Diversity Visa Program.
Additionally, the expansion also includes those who have orders of removal
with approved applications to reapply for admission, including those who
have reentered after being removed from the United States if the removal
order has not been reinstated by CBP or ICE.
This expansion creates a pathway to residency for those that were otherwise
Q. How will President Obama's Deferred Action / Executive Order impact
A. There's the possibility of getting work authorization and a renewable
deferral of your removal. In Florida, this immigration plan could also
result in the issuance of a driver's license and work authorization.
Of course, each case is unique and requires guidance from an experienced
immigration attorney. For more information, schedule a free in-office
case evaluation today with Mr. Revilla.
Q. What are removal proceedings?
A. These are proceedings conducted in Immigration Court to determine a person’s
removability or inadmissibility to the United States. In these proceedings
a person can apply for certain benefits under the Immigration and Nationality
Act which may give the person legal status in the U.S.
Q. Do I need to hire an immigration attorney for removal proceedings?
A. Yes, removal proceedings involve complex areas of immigration law. Removal
proceedings are very important in that they determine whether or not somebody
will be deported from the United States. At a removal proceeding, an Immigration
Judge will determine whether you are ordered deported from the United
States. It is highly recommended that you retain an experienced immigration attorney.
Q. What is a master calendar hearing?
A. This is preliminary hearing where the charges of inadmissibility or removability
are addressed by the Immigration Court. At this hearing, the Immigration
Court will also determine a person’s eligibility for relief under
the Immigration and Nationality Act. This hearing is generally held along
with many other individuals who are also scheduled for master calendar hearings.
Q. What is an individual hearing?
A. This is a hearing where the Immigration Court hears testimony and reviews
evidence to determine if a person should be granted relief. The Immigration
Court will also hold an individual hearing to determine whether a charge
of removability or inadmissibility should be sustained. This hearing is
generally held outside the presence of other Respondents.
Q. What if I have an order of removal or deportation and I am now married
to a United States citizen or a Cuba resident?
A. You may be able to motion the court to reopen (or eliminate the order
of removal or deportation) your removal proceedings so that you may be
able to apply for residency. It is often the case that a person will need
the agreement of the Office of the Chief Counsel to motion the Immigration
Court to reopen a case.
Q. What is a motion to reopen?
A. This is where the court is requested or moved to reopen removal proceedings
where a decision is final. This often occurs when an order of removal
has been issued and it is requested that the court rescind or eliminate
the order of removal.
Q. What is a joint motion to reopen?
A. This is a motion to reopen that requires the agreement of the Office of
the Chief Counsel because of time or numerical limitations placed on motions
to reopen by the Immigration and Nationality Act.
ABOUT REVILLA LAW FIRM, P.A.
At Revilla Law Firm, P.A., we have an excellent reputation throughout the
legal community and other immigration lawyers often send their most complex
cases and issues to us. Our Miami immigration lawyers always do their
best to ensure that you receive a favorable outcome in your case.
Revilla Law Firm handles countless immigration appeals before the Board
of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals. Revilla
Law Firm, P.A. is a deportation defense firm which handles removal proceedings,
deportation proceedings, bond hearings, motions to reopen, motions to
reconsider, and all other immigration matters.
Our immigration defense practice also concentrates on family-based visas
and employment-based visas with the goal of achieving adjustment of status
to that of lawful permanent resident status.
If you require additional information about any immigration issue, contact
Revilla Law Firm today for a free in-office consultation (305) 858-2323.
Our Miami Immigration Lawyers are committed to protecting our clients
by providing aggressive representation in all immigration matters.
Miami Immigration and Deportation Defense Lawyers
2250 SW 3rd Avenue, Suite 501
Miami, FL 33129
Phone: (305) 858-2323
Fax: (305) 858-2321
The Immigration Lawyers at Revilla Law Firm, P.A., in Miami, Florida, represent
clients throughout the state of Florida, including Aventura, Boca Raton,
Bradenton, Clearwater, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Coral Springs, Fort
Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Hialeah, Hollywood, Homestead, Kendall,
Key West, Lake Worth, Melbourne, Miami, Miami Beach, Naples, Orlando,
Palm Beach, Palm Springs, Pompano Beach, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Sebring,
Tampa, Titusville, Vero Beach, and Brevard County, Broward County, Collier
County, Highlands County, Hillsborough County, Indian River County, Lee
County, Manatee County, Martin County, Miami-Dade County, Monroe County,
Orange County, Palm Beach County, Pinellas County, St. Lucie County, and
including the Lake Okeechobee area, FL.