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IMMIGRATION APPEALS & JUDICIAL ACTIONS

There are times when an immigration appeal or judicial intervention is necessary. If you or a loved one has had an immigration case denied or delayed, it is important that you have the assistance of an experienced immigration attorney to appeal on your behalf to correct any errors that may have occurred reversing the prior negative decision.

Because appeals are time sensitive, contact the Law Offices of David M. Haghighi, APC at (888) 785-5888 or (213) 632-3900 immediately to discuss your case.

APPEALS BEFORE THE ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS OFFICE (AAO)

The Administrative Appeals Office reviews the decisions made by USCIS adjudications officers on petitions and applications for immigration benefits to ensure consistency and accuracy in the interpretation of immigration laws, regulations and policies.

APPEALS BEFORE THE BOARD OF IMMIGRATION APPEALS (BIA)

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) is the highest administrative body in immigration law. If you have received a negative decision from the immigration judge and you wish to appeal the decision, you must file your notice of appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals within 30 days of the Immigration Judge's order. Otherwise, the immigration judge's decision will become final. Once your case is properly filed, the BIA will mail out a briefing schedule requesting arguments to show the alleged errors in law or facts in support of the appeal. The BIA decides your appeal by conducting a "paper" or record review.
We have extensive experience handling BIA appeals.

You have the right to remain in the United States during your appeal of an order of removal to the BIA. Contact the Law Offices of David M. Haghighi, APC at (888) 785-5888 or (213) 632-3900 to discuss your case.

APPEALS TO THE U.S. CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS

The US Court of Appeals reviews the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) decisions. If you have received a negative decision from the BIA you may file an appeal ("petition for review") with the appropriate federal circuit court of appeals. The map below shows the geographic boundaries for the U.S. Court of Appeal.


You must file your notice of appeal with the appropriate U.S. Court of Appeals in your geographic area within 30 days of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision. Otherwise, the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision will become final. Once your case is properly filed, the U.S. Court of Appeals will mail out a briefing schedule requesting arguments to show the alleged errors in law or facts in support of the appeal. The U.S. Court of Appeals normally decides your appeal by conducting a "paper" or record review. However, the court also request oral arguments. Appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals could take months or years to resolve depending on the court's docket. To remain in the U.S. during a petition for review to the U.S. Court of Appeals, you may request a "stay of removal." If the stay of removal is granted you have the right to remain in the United States during your appeal.

Contact the Law Offices of David M. Haghighi, APC at (888) 785-5888 or (213) 632-3900 to discuss your case.

MOTION TO RECONSIDER/MOTION TO REOPEN

If you or your loved one has been ordered deported/removed, you may move to reopen or to reconsider a previous decision by filing a timely motion with an Immigration Judge or the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). The central purpose of a motion to reopen is to introduce new and additional evidence that is material and that was unavailable at the original hearing. A motion to reconsider seeks a reexamination of the decision based on alleged errors of law and facts.

Contact the Law Offices of David M. Haghighi, APC at (888) 785-5888 or (213) 632-3900 to discuss your case.

WRIT OF MANDAMUS

If you or a loved one has filed an application with USCIS for permanent residency or citizenship that has been pending for a long time without a decision you may file a writ of mandamus. A writ of mandamus is an order from a court to an inferior government official ordering the government official to properly fulfill their official duties or correct an abuse of discretion.

If your application has been pending with USCIS for a long time without a decision, contact us at (888) 785-5888 or (213) 632-3900 to discuss your case.

WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS

A writ of habeas corpus is used to bring a detained immigrant before the court to determine if the person's imprisonment or detention is lawful. If ICE has detained your loved one please contact us for further details.

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