If you submit a request for a decision to the AAO (Administrative Appeals Office), there are varying periods of time it could take to get a decision, based upon the type of case, and the number of appeals flowing into that office. The office reports it is staying current on all appeals. Unfortunately, “current” means within a 6 month window, the length of time they allot for these decisions.This includes for any petition for a fiancée, temporary worker, athletes, artists and entertainers, an application to reapply for admission and all other appeals submitted to the AAO. As with many processes that involve the immigration authorities, you can wait for a significant period of time to get a response. If the office is suddenly overloaded with appeals, the process could be even longer than the six months they allow, depending upon your legal issue.
If you have a legal situation with the immigration authorities, it is extremely important that it is managed carefully and correctly, particularly if there is a threat of deportation. In recent years, there have been extremely high numbers of deportations, with over 400,000 unauthorized immigrants deported. Families are torn apart if legal action isn’t taken on an immediate basis. Even if the person deported requests to be readmitted, you will likely be waiting many months for an answer.If you are represented by a highly-skilled New York immigration lawyer, we have the ability to expedite the process in some cases, and to take action so that your loved one is safe in the USA during the waiting period. Are you struggling with an immigration legal matter that must be appealed? Get in touch with us. We offer services in four languages, including English, Hebrew, Arabic and Spanish. We are committed to helping immigrants to resolve difficult legal problems. Contact Feiner & Lavy P.C. today.