Houston Immigration Appeals Attorney
Trust Your Appellate Case to Our Team
Just because a final order of removal has been instituted against you, it does not mean your case is hopeless. In fact, there are several options that The Modi Law Firm, PLLC may be able to pursue on your behalf in order to help you stay in the United States.
Types of immigration appeals we can help with:
- Administrative Appeals Before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
- Petitions for Review in the U.S. Courts of Appeals
- Petition for Certiorari Decisions in the U.S. Supreme Court
All of the above are options that we will gladly review to determine if they are beneficial in your case.
For guidance on reversing a decision on your immigration case, contact us online or call (832) 514-4030 to speak with an immigration appeals lawyer in Houston at The Modi Law Firm, PLLC.
Common Reasons to File an Appeal
An appeal does not need to be related to deportation either -- there are many reasons why one may file an appeal:
- Application for citizenship through naturalization was denied
- Application for waiver of ground of inadmissibility was denied
- Denied visa petition
- Letter from USICS with Notice of Intent to Deny
About the Board of Immigration Appeals
One of the most common ways in which our law firm can pursue appellate immigration work is through the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), which is the highest administrative body regarding immigration law. In most cases, appeals brought to the BIA are conducted via a "paper review"; however, in some cases, the BIA may hear an oral argument—usually at their Falls Church headquarters. It is the BIA's responsibility to hear appeals for decisions from immigration judges and the Department of Homeland Security's district directors.
About the Appeals Process
If you are not satisfied with an immigration judge’s decision or you are facing deportation, you have the opportunity to appeal the decision. You may start by filing a Notice of Appeal within 30 days. If it not received by the Board of Immigration Appeals within 30 days, then the immigration judge’s decision will become final.
Below is a quick run through of the immigration appeals process:
- Board of Appeals (BIA) receives your Notice to Appeal (NOA)
- BIA sends you a receipt of NOA with:
- Transcription of the judge's original decision
- Briefing schedule with a deadline date
- Return the brief by the deadline date
- BIA reviews the brief and comes to a decision within 1 - 2 months
Call an Immigration Appeals Lawyer in Houston
As a law professor, having worked both at Houston Law Center's Immigration Clinic and Harvard Law School's Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, Attorney Susham Modi has an in-depth understanding of how immigration law works and how he can use it to help protect your best interests. He has a vested interest in helping people and works hard for individuals who come to his law firm for help, especially those who have been put through tragic conditions. Reach out today to speak with an immigration attorney in Houston from our firm!
To learn more, call our immigration law firm today at (832) 514-4030 or contact us online. We speak English, Spanish, Arabic and Gujurati.