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Immigration Appeals

In an immigration proceeding, the decision does not always go in favor of the immigrant. Sometimes it is necessary to protest an immigration court’s verdict and lay the question before a higher power. An immigration appeal allows an individual to appeal an immigration court’s decision to a higher authority.


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Nanthaveth & Associates, PLLC

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17 years in practice
Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Marriage & Fiancee Visas, Student Visas
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Immigration Law Center of Alaska

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3 years in practice
Asylum, Criminal Defense, Deportation Defense, Immigration Appeals, Immigration Law
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Eitzen Immigration Law, LLC

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20 years in practice
Immigration Appeals, Immigration Law, Intellectual Property
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Carlsen Immigration, PLLC

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32 years in practice
Asylum, Auto Accidents, Deportation Defense, Immigration Appeals, Immigration Law
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Rios Immigration Law Firm

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17 years in practice
Asylum, Citizenship, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals
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Anderson & Benson

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14 years in practice
Citizenship, Criminal Defense, Deportation Defense, Divorce & Family Law, Green Cards
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Pleading Before a Higher Authority

When an immigration court case is denied or revoked, there will be a section of the documentation describing whether the decision and who the decision can be appealed to. An immigration appeal will either go before the U.S. Center for Immigration Services Administrative Appeals Office or the Board of Immigration Appeals.

U.S. Center for Immigration Services Administrative Appeals Office

As the name implies, the Administrative Appeals office is an in-house department of the U.S. Center of Immigration Services. The Administrative Appeals Office has jurisdiction over approximately 50 different case types including:
- Employment-based immigrant petitions
- Employment nonimmigrant visa petitions
- Immigrant petitions by alien entrepreneurs
- Applications for Temporary - Protected Status
- Fiancé petitions
- Applications for waiver of ground of inadmissibility
- Applications for permission to reapply for admission after deportation
- Special immigrant visa petitions not covered by the Board of Immigration Appeals
- Orphan petitions and applications
- T and U visa applications and petitions and the related adjustment of status applications;
- Applications to preserve residence for naturalization purposes
- ICE determinations that a surety bond has been breached.
In general, the Administrative Appeals Office makes non-precedent decisions. This means that each case is decided on individually and the decisions of one case do not set policy or make new law to be applied in other cases.

Board of Immigration Appeals

The Board of Immigration Appeals consists of 23 appellate immigration judges under the jurisdiction of the Department of justice. The majority of cases the Board of Immigration handle are over issues with orders of removal and applications for relief from removal. Despite being made up of judges, the Board of Immigration Appeals mostly conducts “paper reviews” of cases and does not often hear oral arguments.

Fighting For Your Right to Stay

If you are seeking an immigration appeal to stay in the United States, you will need the help of an experienced immigration attorney. Using their years of experience, trial tactics, and expertise in U.S. immigration law, your immigration law attorney will be able to represent your case in the best possible way to give you the best chance to stay in the United States.

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Immigration Appeals Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is an immigration appeal?

An immigration appeal is a formal request to a different authority than the immigration courts. An immigration appeal will be made to the U.S. Center for Immigration Services Administrative Appeals Office or the Board of Immigration Appeals. The Board of Immigration Appeals is an office within the Department of Justice. The notice of denial or revocation will inform whether a decision can be appealed and where the appeal can be filed.

2. How do I get an immigration appeal?

Once a notice of denial or appeal is issued, there will be a section explaining whether the decision can be appealed and to whom it can be appealed. Once an appeal is filed, the appellate board will examine the facts and arguments and issue a ruling that either sustains or overrules the immigration court’s decision.

3. How much does an immigration appeal cost?

Depending on the type of appeal, the fees and associated costs can be over $100. Additionally, individuals seeking to obtain the best possible outcome will want to retain an immigration attorney which can cost hundreds of dollars.

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