What if I Miss My Court Hearing? It’s extremely important that you do not miss your immigration court hearing because, more often than not, the judges have a zero tolerance policy and will actually deport the alien what is called in absentia, not being there.
It really depends. Obviously, the easy answer is if one is here without any type of legal status, having entered the country surreptitiously, maybe by sneaking in; then, obviously, one is an undocumented immigrant.
ICE stands for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It’s the law enforcement arm of Immigration. They fall under the Department of Homeland Security, and their job is to apprehend, process, and detain aliens that are here unlawfully or have committed crimes.
An immigration court hearing can be moved to another state, and this is called a “motion to change venue.” A motion is a written request that one makes, typically through an attorney, requesting that the file be transferred to a different court.
There is an application that you can find online at the USCIS website, and it takes anywhere from three sometimes to nine months, depending on how busy they are, to reissue a naturalization certificate.
You present yourself, the alien, either by themselves or in conjunction with an attorney. They go through the exam. They review the application and all the questions that are submitted on the application under penalty of perjury.