At Feiner & Lavy P.C., Attorneys at Law, we have over 40 years of experience assisting clients with immigration matters. We represent our clients with determination and skill and always keep our clients best interests at the forefront of any activity. Our legal fees are reasonable so that we can help the maximum number of individuals possible and service to our customers always comes first.
If you are in the unfortunate situation of receiving an unfavorable immigration decision, such as receiving an order of removal, this can be appealed to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). An appeal is a request to have a decision modified or reversed by a higher authority. This normally takes place if an error was made by a lower authority or there was some type of injustice in the lower authority’s decision. A New York City immigration lawyer should be immediately consulted with if you feel an appeal is the next necessary step to resolving your immigration difficulties.
There is a deadline for filing an appeal with the BIA which is why it is vital that you do not delay in retaining our services. The deadline is noted in the decision and is typically 30 days. If your appeal is late, there is little chance of you being able to be heard by the BIA. We will do everything legally possible to see to it that you receive a favorable outcome, but in the event that your appeal is denied, there are other steps that can be taken to resolve your immigration troubles. One such action is a petition for review which we can discuss with you in detail, if it becomes necessary.
There is no set time limit for receiving a decision on an appeal; it could take anywhere from 6 to 36 months. While awaiting your decision, you have the right to stay in the country and in fact, if you leave the U.S., the BIA will dismiss your appeal. The appeals process is complicated and can be a very frustrating experience without the services of one of our hard-hitting lawyers.
Contact a New York City immigration attorney if you feel an appeal to the BIA is warranted for an unjust immigration decision.