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Getting a Judge to Reopen or Reconsider Your Case

Can I reopen my case after the Immigration Judge orders my removal?

Yes. You can ask the Immigration Court to reopen your case if you missed your hearing for the reasons explained above, or if your situation has changed and you have new evidence about your case. You can also ask to reopen your case if the Immigration Judge did not explain to you your rights or tell you that you had the defenses to deportation, listed on pages 15-2 1, if any of them apply to you. You can also reopen your case if the law has changed in a way that helps you. This process is complicated, and it is a good idea to have a lawyer help you.

Produced by Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project
Created November 2009

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