Question: What types of immigration cases are most often heard and tried in Wisconsin?

Answer: Immigration cases are federal, so they are not dependent on state law or presence in a certain state. There are U.S.C.I.S.—so, U.S. Immigration—offices in Milwaukee and in the Twin Cities. Depending on where you reside in Wisconsin, any biometrics appointment or different types of interviews would be scheduled to occur in Milwaukee or in the Twin Cities. There’s also immigration court, which is under the federal Department of Justice; that is headed by federal immigration judges. And the closest one here, there’s an immigration court in Chicago and, again, in the Twin Cities. Depending on the type of the situation and the type of hearing—such as a removal hearing, an asylum hearing—those are heard by judges in immigration court.

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