If you are facing a removal hearing, you may want to provide a witness
to support your case. A witness who can testify on your behalf may boost
your credibility, corroborate your story, and substantiate your claims.
Here’s what you should know before choosing a witness to bring to
What Makes a Strong Witness
The prospect of deportation can be frightening, which is why it is important
to bring a strong witness for your case. Here are some things to consider
when choosing your witness:
- Their knowledge and insight regarding your case.
- How prepared your witness is to present testimony.
- If your witness can remain composed, even when faced with confrontational
- If your witness will present themselves well and dress neatly.
- How helpful your witness will be to proving your case.
When Witnesses are Helpful
Material witnesses, who are able to corroborate any aspect of your case,
can be helpful in an individual merits hearing. They can be especially
cancellation of removal cases, where your moral character is highly important to allow you to
remain in the U.S. Good witnesses are U.S. citizens or legal permanent
residents who will vouch for your good character. If your witnesses are
high-ranking professionals or serve the community, such as police officers,
politicians, or teachers, it can be even better for your case.
If you have an
asylum case, you may have to prove that you have faced persecution or fear of
persecution due to your religion or social group. You may call on witnesses
to corroborate your story, including pastors, aid workers, missionaries,
or others who have legal residence in the U.S. after a similar situation to yours.
Learn More from a Garden City Immigration Lawyer – (516) 806-4070
If you have questions about your witnesses or your immigration hearings,
don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of Garden City
immigration attorneys. At the
Kapoor Law Firm, we are prepared to help you navigate your immigration case, no matter
Contact our offices to schedule a
free case evaluation. Call (516) 806-4070.