Minnesota Executive Office for Immigration Review Attorney

Executive Office for Immigration Review

The Executive Office for Immigration Review, also known as EOIR, is responsible for making the decision as to whether or not a non-citizen of the United States is deportable or removable from the country.  The EOIR is an agency within the United States Department of Justice that is encompassed of three groups which are:

  • Immigration Courts: conducts removal/deportation proceedings and determines the removability of non-citizens from the United States
  • Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA): makes decisions on appeals from the Immigration Court
  • Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO): responsible for the general supervision and management of Administrative Law Judges who preside in hearings mandated by provisions of law enacted in the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 as well as in the Immigration Act of 1990.

I am in removal proceedings, should I get an attorney?

You may choose to proceed pro se (represent yourself in court), however we strongly recommend that you seek counsel from an immigration attorney who is experienced in this area of law as opposed to representing yourself in removal (deportation) proceedings.  Hiring an experienced immigration attorney may sound like it is expensive, but it wills save you from more issues in the long-run should you need to file an appeal with the BIA.  The attorney who takes on the appeal case will only be provided a transcript of the previous hearing to write their appeal brief.  They will not be permitted to introduce new evidence or call witnesses which is why it is crucial to your case to hire an experienced attorney the first time.

At Tarshish Cody, we understand that removal and deportation proceedings are a complicated and stressful process.  Our immigration attorneys will fight to keep you in the country during these proceedings because we care about you as well as your circumstances.  Call us directly at 952-361-5556 (or fill out the free case evaluation form below) and schedule your free initial appointment now. An attorney will be able to advise you.

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