Often the most significant hearings during removal proceedings will be the Individual Calendar Hearings. These hearings are evidentiary hearings where the individual in removal proceedings and the government will focus on contested/disputed matters and present their cases to an Immigration Judge. An individual calendar hearing may be scheduled at the first hearing, called Master Calendar Hearing.
Matters that are contested often include challenges to removability/deportability and applications for relief. At the Individual Calendar Hearings, the individual in removal proceedings has the ability to introduce evidence and call witnesses to support any claims for relief he/she may have. An individual in removal proceedings also has the ability to object to the government’s evidence and cross-examine the government’s witnesses.
After the individual in removal proceedings and the government have presented their cases, an Immigration Judge will either enter an oral ruling at the conclusion of the hearing or issue a decision at a later date.
If you are in removal proceedings, call us immediately 940/891-4800 (ext. 2)