Mr. Phipps regularly appears in the Immigration Court in Charlotte, North Carolina, on behalf of clients in removal proceedings (commonly called deportation hearings). Due to the complexity of U.S. immigration law and the uniqueness of the Immigration Court system, a thorough review of each person's case is necessary to determine whether the person has a legal basis for avoiding being removed from the United States.

The Immigration Court process starts when a person is served with a Notice to Appear. This document informs the person of the reasons why the Department of Homeland Security believes the person should be removed from the United States. Once a person has been served with a Notice to Appear and has a hearing scheduled in the Immigration Court, an Immigration Judge will determine whether the person may lawfully remain in the United States. 

Outside the Immigration Court in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Kathryn Coiner-Collier).

Outside the Immigration Court in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Kathryn Coiner-Collier).

If you or someone you know has been served a Notice to Appear or if you think you need to appeal a case from USCIS or an Immigration Judge, you should contact Mr. Phipps immediately for a thorough review of your case.

Appeals. If you receive a negative decision from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services or from an Immigration Judge, you should contact Mr. Phipps promptly about the possibility of an appeal. Because there are deadlines associated with appeals, you should act quickly.

Inside one of the courtrooms in the Charlotte Immigration Court. 

Inside one of the courtrooms in the Charlotte Immigration Court.