Appealing Decisions From Immigration Board Of Appeals
Immigration cases can be emotionally and legally fraught. If you have already been to immigration court and the Board of Immigration Appeals, and neither has given the results you need, you still have more options.
The attorneys of Margaret W. Wong & Associates, LLC, can bring your case before federal courts. We are one of the premier immigration law firms in the United States and have extensive knowledge of federal immigration law. We build a case that showcases your legal standing and who you are. Speak with us about your options for an appeal: 866-837-6806.
When Can You File An Immigration Appeal?
Federal immigration appeals can apply to any case, but most often involve very serious matters, such as:
While the Board of Immigration Appeals is one of the highest administrative bodies governing immigration law, their decisions can still be appealed in federal courts. In certain cases, appellate courts can determine that a board’s decisions is erroneous.
How Do I Appeal An Immigration Decision?
After the Board of Immigration Appeals denies your case, you can file a Petition for Review with the federal appellate court having jurisdiction over the case. This must be done within 30 days of the Board’s decision.
How Long Does An Immigration Appeal Take?
Typically, the appeals process can take between 6 months and a year. However, depending on the complexity of the case and how many appeals it may go through.
Should I Represent Myself In An Appeal?
While you always have the right to represent yourself, there are specific rules and procedures that that must be followed. Presenting an effective case requires research and a deep understanding of precedent decisions from the board’s history, as well as the underlying immigration laws.
Therefore, immigrants will often benefit from the expertise of immigration attorneys, who are intimately familiar with immigration laws, appellate courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals.
A History Of Success
If the Board of Immigration Appeals has denied your case, you should immediately contact our office so that our lawyers can review your case and determine whether you should file a Petition for Review with the federal appellate court. Our office represents clients in federal appellate courts throughout the United States.
At Margaret W. Wong & Associates, LLC, our attorneys have represented immigrants for nearly 50 years. We have had many recent favorable decisions from federal appellate courts. In one case, our client was pursuing asylum when her case was denied by the Board of Immigration Appeals. Our lawyers took her case to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which agreed that the Board did not consider the argument that our client did not overstay her voluntary departure. Our Success Stories: Federal Court Appeals page has more information about this and other past cases.
Your Case May Not Be Over
If an attorney recommends that you have grounds for an appeal or if you believe a serious error of law has occurred, call our office today at 866-837-6806. You can also reach us online. We represent immigrants nationwide.