Houston Immigration Appeals Lawyer
Helping You to Achieve Your American Dream
Have you or a loved one been denied a visa, Green Card or U.S. citizenship? Immigration to the United States is a dream of many people but that dream can be ruined by a denial, rejection or refusal by immigration officials. Our Houston immigration attorneys at our law firm might be able to help you appeal a decision on your immigration status with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).
We have the experience and understanding of immigration law that can really make the difference in the case of a client seeking permanent residency, naturalization or asylum in the U.S. Contact us today.
Board of Immigration Appeals
The BIA specifically handles appeals. It reviews cases mainly through "paper review," though there are limited circumstances in which it will hold hearings where arguments for cases can be made orally. Most of the cases BIA reviews are those involving deportation (or removal) proceedings, or petitions for relief from removal, though it also reviews cases related to many other types of immigration law matters.
If you have an immigration court decision that you need to contest through the Board of Immigration Appeals, Sebastian Simon Law Group, PLLC can provide you with the skillful legal representation you need. Our dedicated Houston immigration attorneys have experience handling a broad range of immigration cases, including those that are appealed through the BIA.
The Appeals Process: Timing is Everything
If you are unsatisfied with a court's bond decision or if you have been ordered to leave the United States, you still have one more option. Upon receiving the judge's final decision regarding your immigration issues, you have to reserve appeal. Then you have 30 days to file a Notice of Appeal and send it to the BIA. If the NOA is not received within 30 days of the judge's decision date, the court order becomes final.
The BIA will receive your NOA and send you a receipt and a written transcript from court including in it the judge's original decision. They will also send you a briefing schedule, which gives you a deadline by which to return your brief to the BIA. Again, this brief must be returned by the deadline date with the possibility of receiving one 21 day extension if requested. The officials at the BIA will review it as well as the government's own brief regarding your case and come to a decision within one to two months.
Sebastian Simon Law Group, PLLC is dedicated solely to immigration law. Not only do our attorneys understand the legal process well, but they have also dealt with their own immigration issues. Dealing with delays, confusion and various complications, our team knows what it is like to deal with government procedures. We have helped clients get decisions denying a visa or citizenship appealed successfully.
When it comes to helping people become American citizens, the firm is here to provide quality legal representation to each and every client. Whether your application for employment based or family based immigration was rejected or your K-1 / K-2, business or immigrant visa was denied, an attorney may be able to get the denial or refusal overturned.
Even if your attempts to avoid deportation have failed, a skilled lawyer may be able to get you the outcome you were looking for. The immigration appellate procedure can be overwhelming without the help of an educated attorney who is well-versed in this area of immigration law. Winning appeals for our clients is something we are driven to achieve.
I can't say enough wonderful things about Simon Law Group!- Ivette Medez
I would definitely recommend this law firm to anyone applying to get their green card.- Mariana Solis Lujambio
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