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Dalton BIA & Federal Court Litigation Lawyer

If your immigration case was denied, do not give up hope. The Dalton BIA & federal court litigation lawyers at Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. have experience litigating and winning appeals for our clients. We are confident in our ability to come up with the best strategy available given your circumstances.

What Does the Board of Immigration Appeals Do?

Not everything goes to plan when it comes to lawful permanent residence, citizenship, or visas. In fact, millions of applicants are denied. Of the 967,000 naturalization applicants in 2020, only 625,000 were granted citizenship, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Of the more than 93,000 requests for asylum, only 56,000 were approved. Visas and green cards have similar results—many are accepted, and many are denied. If your citizenship was delayed, or you have an order for removal, for example, you have the right to appeal the decision. The Board of Immigration Appeals hears these appeals. Examples of cases the BIA handles include the following:

  • Deportation orders;
  • Adverse rulings by immigration judges;
  • Adverse decisions from immigration officials;
  • Applications for relief from removal.
  • Immigration visa petitions;
  • Denied naturalization citizenship;
  • Delayed citizenship;
  • Bond hearings;
  • Motions to reconsider; and
  • Motions to reopen.

Take Action Now

If a judge makes an adverse (negative) ruling on your case, you only have a month to work with. The BIA must receive your appeal within 30 days. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions for this clause. This means that you need to take immediate action if your case was denied. Simply knowing where to send your appeal, including the address and what department it should be sent to, is a barrier that many people fail to clear. The appeal itself is more complicated. You must fill out form EOIR-26 if the negative decision was made by an immigration judge. Your lawyer will include a brief along with this form, which essentially argues your case. Your attorney will also submit Form EOIR-27, which informs the BIA that they will be representing you. Other requirements include paying the fee for the appeal, and filing a copy of the appeal to the Assistant Chief Counsel of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Next Steps

The BIA will generally contact you within two weeks of receiving your appeal. A briefing will be scheduled if your attorney included a brief (to argue your case). This will usually occur within 30 days, but up to 90 may be provided. You must stay in the U.S. throughout this duration.

Call Dalton BIA and Federal Court Litigation Lawyer

It is important to take quick action in the event of an adverse ruling against you. Do not give up hope. Contact an attorney as soon as possible, because there is a strict timeline that you need to meet in order for the BIA to hear your appeal. We urge you to call the Dalton BIA and federal court litigation attorneys at the Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. today as soon as you can. Call today at 404-523-3611 to schedule a consultation.

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