Houston Immigration Appeals Lawyer
Need to Appeal Your Denial?
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) denies immigration petitions and applications when proper supporting documentation is not provided, information in the case is unclear, up-to-date information is not provided, eligibility requirements are not met or an immigration judge is not convinced of your eligibility to receive immigration benefits.
Reasons you may file for an appeal:
- Citizenship application denied
- Waiver of ground of inadmissibility application denied
- Visa petition denied
- Immigration case denied by USCIS
- Received a letter from USCIS with Notice of Intent to Deny your case
You can request that the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) review your denied application or petition, and you can appeal immigration judge decisions to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). However, you should consult an experienced and respected Houston immigration appeals attorney before filing any appeal or motion to reopen or motion to reconsider a case. It is important to ensure all elements necessary to succeed in your appeal are collected and presented professionally.
How Our Firm Can Help You
Attorney Mana Yegani serves immigrants and their families in the Houston area, providing a host of immigration services to citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), nonpermanent residents and aliens. She has built relationships of mutual respect with immigration judges, government lawyers, agents of USCIS and ICE and legal colleagues.
We handle the following aspects of appeals on behalf of clients:
- Coordinate your appeal, prepare a legal brief or memo
- Ensure that you meet filing deadlines
- Guide you through the appeal process with proper supporting documents
- Represent your case in any legal forum
Appealing Denials of Petitions & Applications
Most appeals fall under the jurisdiction of the AAO. Appealing an Immigration Judge's decision falls under the jurisdiction of the Board of Immigration Appeals. It is important to act quickly after receiving a denial letter because most appeals must be filed within 30 days of the initial denial. If you lose an appeal, you may still be able to appeal to the Federal Court of the Appeals and next to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Appealing Immigration Judge Decisions
The BIA reviews decisions by immigration judges. Thorough and complete preparation in such cases is paramount. The BIA and Immigration Judges may also review your case if a motion to reopen or motion to reconsider is filed. Ms. Yegani can help you determine if either motion is the best course.
All appeals are difficult to win. The representation of a knowledgeable and committed Houston immigration lawyer is critical to your success. Call (832) 981-2170 for counsel!