BIA Appeals And Motions To Reopen
A judge’s decision in a deportation or removal case in immigration court is not necessarily the end of your case. The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) exists to take a second look at cases called into question. The BIA, located in Falls Church, Virginia, is the highest administrative body for interpreting and applying immigration laws. The board can grant, deny or order further review, or even remand the case to the immigration judge.
Only licensed lawyers and BIA-certified representatives can represent clients who appeal. A BIA appeal is not a trial but an opportunity to state any flaws in a judgment. The appeals process is a lengthy one, usually taking up to two years. Nevertheless, the process is largely academic, requiring extensive knowledge of the law, a strong handle on relevant citations and precedents and persuasive writing ability. The attorney may point out that the previous ruling was based on incorrect facts or that the law was not explained correctly.
I will take the time to understand your case. I want to write the best possible appeal so you have the best chance to avoid deportation and stay in the U.S.
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