The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) is the highest administrative body for interpreting and applying immigration laws. The BIA has been given nationwide jurisdiction to hear appeals from certain decisions rendered by immigration judges and by district directors of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in a wide variety of proceedings in which the Government of the United States is one party and the other party is an alien, a citizen, or a business firm.
BIA decisions are binding on all DHS officers and immigration judges unless modified or overruled by the Attorney General or a federal court. Most BIA decisions are subject to judicial review in the federal courts. The majority of appeals reaching the BIA involve orders of removal and applications for relief from removal. Other cases before the BIA include the exclusion of aliens applying for admission to the United States, petitions to classify the status of alien relatives for the issuance of preference immigrant visas, fines imposed upon carriers for the violation of immigration laws, and motions for reopening and reconsideration of decisions previously rendered.
Knowledge of the substantive law and appellate procedures, skill to write compelling legal briefs, and ability to anticipate and respond to complex legal issues, are critical to the success of any type of appeal.
Our attorneys have an in depth knowledge of the complex immigration laws, have demonstrated their skill authoring persuasive briefs, and have competently handled appeals in the past, thus increasing your chances of a successful appeal.
We represent clients throughout the country before the Board of Immigration Appeals. Therefore, if you have a denial, you may contact us for the evaluation of your case for the appeal.