What happens if he loses his removal hearing?

  •  If you have a loved one who has lost their removal hearing and they are detained, unfortunately they most likely will be detained until you appeal.
  •  You have 30 days to file a notice of appeal after a judge’s decision or you have lost the case and it’s a final decision by the immigration judge.
  •  Your lawyer is going to write a brief explaining why the decision of the immigration judge should be overturned and you should win your appeal.
  •  If the person is detained, the Board of Immigration Appeals handles those cases swiftly.
  •  If they are non-detained, it could take at least eight months before you would have a decision as to whether you have won your case on appeal or not.
  • Depending on the judge, in many circumstances, it is hard to win on appeal.