Appeals of Immigration Judges’ Decisions: How to Challenge Unfavorable Rulings

Immigration law can be complex and challenging, and an unfavorable decision by an Immigration Judge can be devastating. However, it is possible to challenge these decisions through an appeal. This post will discuss the process of appealing an Immigration Judge’s decision and how Tourzani & Long, LLC can assist you with your immigration appeal.

Understanding the Basics of Immigration Appeals

When an Immigration Judge denies your case, you have the option to appeal that decision to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). The BIA is an administrative appellate body that reviews decisions made by Immigration Judges. The BIA is located in Virginia and is composed of 23 board members who are responsible for deciding cases.

To appeal an Immigration Judge’s decision, you must file a Notice of Appeal with the BIA within 30 days of the Judge’s decision. This deadline is critical, and failure to meet it may result in the waiver of your right to appeal. It is essential to work with an experienced immigration attorney who can help you prepare your appeal and ensure that all deadlines are met.

Challenging an Unfavorable Immigration Judge Decision

The BIA has the authority to uphold, reverse, or modify the decision of the Immigration Judge. The BIA will review the record of proceedings and any additional evidence submitted by the parties. The BIA may also schedule oral arguments or request additional briefing from the parties.

To win an immigration appeal, you must demonstrate that the Immigration Judge made a legal error or abused their discretion. For example, you may argue that the Immigration Judge incorrectly applied the law, failed to consider important evidence, or denied you a fair hearing.

Tourzani & Long, LLC can assist you with your immigration appeal by identifying legal errors and deficiencies in the Immigration Judge’s decision, crafting persuasive legal arguments, and advocating on your behalf before the BIA.

Compassionate and Dedicated Legal Help

If you have received an unfavorable decision from an Immigration Judge, it is essential to act quickly to protect your rights. The process of appealing an Immigration Judge’s decision can be complex and challenging, but with the help of an experienced immigration attorney, you can increase your chances of success. Tourzani & Long, LLC has extensive experience in immigration appeals and can help you navigate this process with confidence. Contact us at (201) 987-0036 to schedule a consultation and learn more about how with can help with your appeal process.

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