Miami Immigration Appeals Lawyer
Challenging Immigration Decisions with Confidence
Adverse decisions under immigration law can come from the immigration court or USCIS. An adverse or unfavorable decision can jeopardize your immigration status. If you have received an adverse ruling in your immigration case, you have the right to retain a lawyer to help you file an appeal.
At the Law Offices of Juliana G. Lamardo, our Miami immigration appeals attorney is prepared to take on the unique difficulties involved in challenging the adverse decision regarding your case.
Our experienced legal team represents clients in a variety of immigration appeals, including:
- Deportation Orders / Removal Orders
- Bond Orders
- Revocation of Citizenship
- Denials of Adjustment of Status / Green Cards
- Waivers of Inadmissibility
- Denial of Naturalization
To discuss your case with a skilled immigration lawyer, call our law firm at(305) 444-0099 today.
How to File an Appeal
An appeal is a request for a higher authority to review the unfavorable decision in your case. When considering an immigration appeal, you will want to consider speaking to an attorney to determine whether you are eligible to file. Our immigration appeals attorney can help you with this process.
The Board of Immigration Appeals seeks to resolve appeals cases as quickly as possible. However, many immigration appeals cases can take anywhere from 8 to 18 months. More complex and unusual legal issues are more likely to prolong an appeals case.
Who Can File
Eligibility for immigration appeals are determined on a case-by-case basis. You can find information about your appeal rights located on your USCIS denial or the order of the immigration judge.
If the court denied your case, the Court will provide you with the forms for the appeal. Even if your case is not eligible for an appeal, you may still able to file a motion to reopen or reconsider the case.
Where to File
It is important to reach out to the right court of appeals for your case.
In the U.S., there are three entities where you can file an immigration appeal:
- The USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) - Handles denials of visas or petitions to USCIS officers
- The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) - Primarily reviews the decisions of immigration judges as well as deportation orders
- Federal Circuit Court of Appeals - An additional level of appeals if other entities do not rule in your favor, primarily reviewing decisions made by the BIA
Your decision notice will include information about where you must file an appeal. If you mail your appeal, be sure to send it to the correct address and allow enough time for it to arrive by the deadline.
When to File
If you wish to file an appeal, you must do so before the deadline, which can differ between cases. Generally, you will have 30 days from the date of the judge’s decision to submit your appeal. The only extension available is three extra days from when your decision is mailed to you.
What to File
Most USCIS appeals are filed using Form I-290B, Notice of an Appeal or Motion, with some exceptions. The USCIS decision will tell you which form you need to file and by when it must be submitted. Immigration court denials and Bond Denials are addressed to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).
A brief, although not required, should be submitted on your behalf. Submitting a brief without the help of a qualified attorney could lead to your appeal being dismissed if the explanation is found to be insufficient. A lawyer can also help you gather and file supporting evidence for your appeal.
Obtain Quality Legal Representation
When facing the possibility of an appeal, you have a lot at stake. It is crucial to have an experienced immigration attorney on your side who can guide you through the appeals process. When you hire the Law Offices of Juliana G. Lamardo, you can benefit from working with the same trusted lawyer from start to finish. Juliana is assertive in her approach to obtain favorable results but compassionate and helpful in her communications with clients.
Same Attorney From Start to Finish
Always work directly with Attorney Juliana G. Lamardo from the beginning of your case through to the end.
Specializes in Complicated or Overlooked Cases
Juliana and her team understand and work hard to fight the cases that other attorneys turn away.
Services Available in English, Spanish & Portuguese
Speak directly to an attorney who understands the immigration process.
An Attorney Who Understands
Juliana was an immigrant herself and understands the difficulties her clients face.