Appeals Defense

What Are Appeal Rights In Immigration?

When your immigration case has been denied you may exercise your appeal rights before the appropriate appellate forum. If your case has been denied it is essential to act fast to preserve your appeal rights within the allotted deadline imposed.  Your appeal rights will depend on the type of immigration denial you have been issued by the U.S. government. Appeal rights are of a delicate nature and require an expert to handle the appeal head on with the U.S. government court or agency. 

Types of Appeals:

Appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals

Where a non-immigrant receives an unfavorable decision from an immigration court an individual may have the right to appeal their case before the Board of Immigration Appeals. An appeal before the BIA must be filed within 30 day of the unfavorable decision. 

Appeal with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

The petition for review must be filed not later than 30 days after the date of the final order of removal. A petition for review with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals may review a final order of removal only if “the alien has exhausted all administrative remedies available to the alien as of right.” Adverse decisions from the Board of Immigration Appeals may be reviewed by this court. 

Appeals with the Administrative Appeals Office

The Administrative Appeals office may review certain categories of unfavorable decisions issued by the U.S. citizen and immigration services.  AAO appeals must be filed within 30 days of the denial from USCIS.