Getting Started: Overview of Motions to Reopen
There are a number of bases to file motions to reopen in immigration court proceedings. These materials will orient you and provide a framework for understanding all the bases for motions to reopen.
This Practice Advisory walks through the legal and procedural requirements for Motions to Reopen, and includes practical advice on what to file, and where, when, and how to file. Note that if you are seeking to reopen an in absentia removal order, there is a separate Practice Advisory for those motions.
Need Assistance?If you are a volunteer attorney working on a case with the Immigration Justice Campaign, find out how to get individualized help with your case.
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