Deportation Removal Proceedings
Removal proceedings, also called deportation proceedings, are administrative hearings where a non-citizen is brought before an immigration judge to determine whether or not they are deportable from the United States, and if so, whether there is any relief available to allow them to remain in the United States. Even lawful permanent residents can be place in removal proceedings; usually after they have been convicted of certain types of crimes.
An immigration attorney should be able to advise the client about any relief that may be available. If relief is available, the attorney should then prepare and file any necessary applications with the immigration court and prepare the client for any trial before the immigration judge.