If I don’t show up to an immigration appointment with the court, what would happen?

Minute of Immigration with Attorney Luis Virguez

** This segment aired on Telemundo Atlanta on June 16, 2021 **

If I don’t show up to an immigration appointment with the court, what would happen?

Rosbeth:  Hello friends! Welcome to your Minute of Immigration with Attorney Luis Virguez, from Virguez Law. Attorney, we have a question from one of our viewers that says: “If I don’t show up to an immigration appointment with the court, what would happen?”

Luis: If you don’t show up to your immigration appointment with the court, you could be deported. This is what is called an Order of Removal in Absentia. It’s very important to show up in court. Now, if for some reason you didn’t make it to your appointment, you have 180 days to request the reopening of your case. If you didn’t receive a notification to go to court, and you didn’t show up, you could possibly request your case to be reopened even if it’s been more than 180 days, but this is something you need to consult with a lawyer.

Rosbeth: Thanks attorney. Friends you may find more information about this topic on the website that shows on our screen.

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