Reopening Removal Orders

Reopening Removal Orders

Were you deported when you failed to attend your hearing?
Do you have new evidence that wasn’t available to you during your deportation trial?
Did your immigration attorney make a mistake in your removal case?


If you have ever been ordered removed or deported, you may believe that you no longer have any chance to remain in, or return to, the United States. However, in many cases it may be possible to ask the Immigration Judge  to reverse that order, even if you are long outside the 30 day filing window for an appeal or motion to reopen the original removal case. Motions to reopen removal proceedings may be possible in limited circumstances. The existence of new evidence and new relief for an immigration benefit that was not available to you before, may create a way to reopen your prior hearing and have your prior removal order rescinded. If you had an ineffective lawyer representing you in your removal proceedings who acted negligently (such as not attending your hearings or meeting court deadlines) and jeopardized your chances, the court may agree to reopen your prior removal proceedings based on due process reasons. Even the government may join in a motion to reopen your removal case if the circumstances are right and are argued effectively by your attorney.

To learn more about reopening a prior removal case to have your order reversed, explore these pages:

Then call us to arrange a confidential case analysis appointment with one of SGG’s qualified family and removal attorneys to determine which is the best strategy for your case, your chances of reopening the order, and any other options that fit your situation. Our combined team of family and removal attorneys regularly appear in court and file motions on behalf of clients with the government, the courts, and Immigration Judges on simple to complex issues to preserve our clients’ options and many times, with the aim of reversing prior removal orders or getting our clients out of court to avoid removal orders all together. Talk to us today to see what we can do for you.

For more information about working with an SGG in reopening your removal or deportation order, call us at 213.627.8997 today to book a detailed Case Evaluation appointment with an experienced family and removal immigration attorney.