Texas Immigration Appeals Attorneys
Fighting For A Favorable Result In Your Case
A denial or negative decision in your immigration case can be disheartening – but it doesn’t mean you should give up.
Immigration judges make dozens of decisions each day, but they’re not always in favor of immigrants. Sometimes judges choose to deport people through removal proceedings, deny asylum or citizenship, or make other decisions that don’t seem right based on the circumstances. If a judge has made a decision you don’t agree with, you may be able to file an appeal and have another chance at obtaining the results you are seeking.
Some people choose to work with an immigration attorney to take this step. Of course, you will want to work with a knowledgeable and proven immigration attorney who can fight for you and represent your best interests.
At Davis & Associates, we offer aggressive strategies when appealing immigration decisions. We understand that you have a lot on the line – and we want to help you achieve a favorable resolution. Our immigration appeals attorneys in Texas deliver high-quality representation and take the time to get to know each client so that their service is truly personalized.
Here’s what you need to know about asking a higher court to look at your case.
What Are Immigration Appeals?
Immigration appeals are requests to different authorities to review unfavorable decisions. Typically, you must file an appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals or the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office. These two entities have jurisdiction over different types of immigration cases.
The Basics Of An Immigration Appeal
Time is of the essence when appealing an immigration decision – in most cases, you only have 30 days after receiving the decision to file your appeal.
Many clients find it beneficial to work on their appeal with a law firm that did not handle the original case. A fresh perspective can provide helpful insight into a better way to approach the appeal.
The reality is that judges can make mistakes or fail to appropriately consider the evidence in a case. Our team at Davis & Associates can assess your unique situation and determine whether an appeal is the right choice.
How Are Motions Different From Appeals?
A motion to reconsider and a motion to reopen are different from appeals. With these motions, you ask the same judge to review his or her decision.
When Can You File An Immigration Appeal?
In order to file an immigration appeal, you must be eligible to do so. Usually, you have 30 days from the date of the decision. If you wait longer, your request to appeal could be denied. In some cases, such as the revocation of the approval of a petition, you must appeal within 15 days of the decision. (If the decision is mailed to you rather than physically handed to you or your attorney, the court will give you an additional 3 days to appeal, which gives you 33 days if your petition was denied and 18 days if your approval was revoked.) The court’s written decision will tell you how long you have to file an appeal, but remember, there is no way to extend the deadline.
Where Do You File Immigration Appeals?
You must file your appeal through the appropriate channels. For this reason, many people choose to work with an immigration attorney who understands the process. Your attorney will know where to file an appeal based on the type of case you have.
Cases We Handle
Our immigration appeals attorneys in Texas handle all types of cases. With 60 years of combined experience, we have what it takes to build a strong appeal on your behalf.
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From start to finish, we will keep you informed and discuss your options with you so that you know what to expect every step of the way.
What Can An Attorney Do For You During An Immigration Appeal?
Your attorney will fight for a more favorable result. He or she can create an aggressive strategy that gets you the best possible outcome, whether you’re fighting deportation or you’re trying to get your petition for U.S. citizenship approved. Your attorney will represent you in court and speak on your behalf when possible, and he or she may provide documentation that helps an immigration judge revisit the case and come up with a different decision.
Do You Need To Talk To A Lawyer About Immigration Appeals?
If you’re considering an immigration appeal, you may want to talk to an attorney as soon as possible. Call us now to schedule a free consultation – we may be able to help you.