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File an Appeal with Our Cleveland Immigration Attorneys

Have you received a decision or notice and disagree with the results? You can file an appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). If the BIA also issues a denial, you can also escalate the case to a higher court. Many individuals receive disparaging news when they receive the results of their immigration cases. However, there is always an opportunity for appeal.

Discuss your immigration matter with Sintsirmas & Mueller Co. L.P.A. We have over 50 years of combined experience and are very familiar with every facet of immigration law.

The Appeals Process

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) office is the highest office that hears appeals for immigration matters and removal proceedings, and oversees many immigration laws. BIA will evaluate any decisions that immigration judges and appellate courts have imposed for family-based immigration cases. The BIA may side with the decision made by the lower courts. If that is the case, the appeal can then be escalated to the U.S. Court of Appeals.

The decisions rendered may include the following:

  • Orders of removal
  • Relief from removal proceedings
  • Motions to reopen
  • Motions to reconsider

Each type of appeal and case has its own process. You should discuss your particular matter with our Cleveland immigration attorneys to determine what those requirements and deadlines are. If you are appealing to a higher court, you will have only 30 days to do so.

It is rare for the BIA to hear a case in a formal court proceeding. Most decisions are decided by reviewing the paperwork and other supporting documents. The difference between a BIA and say, an Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) appeal is that the BIA will review appeals from court cases and immigration judges, including some very few Department of Homeland Security (DHS) cases. AAO cases handle most other DHS cases.

Most BIA cases are orders of removal and every action taken must be done promptly, offering little flexibility for appellant. If you have received any denials regarding your immigration matter and are facing removal, we can help prepare your case to bring before the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals

  • BIA handles immigration law and the immigration issues related to the law.
  • Regulates the actions of officers in the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Cases may be escalated to the Federal Circuit Court.

Appeals to the Administrative Appeals Office

  • Handles employment-based immigration law and non-immigration worker laws
  • Cases may be escalated to the Federal District Court.

Writ of Mandamus

  • This can be filed if the immigration office is delaying on making a decision on Green Card or citizenship status.

Writ of Habeas Corpus

  • This is a civil action against either State or Federal, to contest whether or not a person should be lawfully detained.

Writ of Coram Nobis

  • Provides support to those who have been released from custody but have suffered damage, loss, or emotional turmoil due to conviction.

Federal Court of Appeals

  • Appeals made to the Federal Courts can be made against the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Administrative Appeal Office, or Board of Immigration of Appeals for denials of U.S. Citizenship or Adjustment of Status.

Pursuing a Positive Result

Winning your appeal is not an easy process. In fact, it may be more difficult than winning your immigration court trial. Your appeal will need to be filed with the Board of Immigration Appeals. If you lose the appeal, your case is then over. In some cases, you can file another appeal with a higher court, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

If you or a loved one are currently facing removal orders or an immigration judge has ordered the removal of you or a family member, we urge you to retain the legal services of our Cleveland immigration lawyer. Sintsirmas & Mueller Co. L.P.A. has more than five decades of combined experience handling all matters involving immigration law.

We Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

At Sintsirmas & Mueller Co. L.P.A., our Cleveland immigration lawyers are located in Cleveland and Twinsburg, and offer personalized and tailor-made solutions to help our clients. No matter what type of situation you are facing, no case is too complicated for us. We are well-versed in all of the laws and have handled many thousands of unique immigration cases.

Our Cleveland immigration attorneys can offer counsel and help obtain relief for immigrants. We can present compelling arguments to the judges and help persuade the ruling in your favor. We offer one-on-one legal counsel and we are ready to assist you with reversing unfair decisions.

Schedule a free consultation with us! We can guide toward reaching the American Dream.

Reasons to Choose Us:

  • We Have Over 50 Years Of Combined Legal Experience

  • We Build Personalized Legal Solutions

  • We Offer Each Client Supportive & One-On-One Attention

  • We are members of The American Immigration Lawyers Association