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Immigration Appeals in Fort Lauderdale

Need to Appeal an Immigration Decision?

Many people living in Fort Lauderdale eventually run into problems with immigration. There is a huge immigrant population in the city and surrounding areas, and many families have lived in the USA for years but have never been able to gain legal status. If you have come under the scrutiny of the USCIS or ICE and are facing deportation or removal, a visa was denied or any other decision that could have a negative impact on your life, contact our Fort Lauderdale immigration appeals lawyer immediately.

Our founding attorney, Luis A. Guerra, is an expert lawyer in Immigration & Nationality law. At Guerra Sáenz, PL, we understand how important your legal immigration issue is to you and your family. We are immigrants to the USA ourselves, and have a great deal of experience and insight in how to best assist our clients get through the system and get results. We have gained a reputation for our work in deportation defense, and in appeals on a range of immigration matters.

There are several levels in the appeals process. The final action you can undertake after you have failed to get a positive decision through the appeals process is a final review by the Federal Circuit Court. Although this is a good opportunity to seek justice at last, one problem remains. The deportation branch of ICE could move fast to deport the individual, and there is no automatic stay that allows you to remain in the country while your matter is settled. It is imperative that you have legal representation fighting for you if you hope to remain living and working in the USA, and we can help.

Types of Immigration Appeals

Board of Immigration Appeals
The Board of Immigration Appeals, or BIA, is made up of 15 members. This Board has the responsibility to ensure that immigration law is applied correctly and uniformly throughout the country. They have the jurisdiction to review decisions by immigration judges throughout the country.

Administrative Appeals Office
The Administrative Appeals Office, or AAO, adjudicates appeals such as denied petitions and applications. The Office has been given the duty to resolve immigration issues in a timely, efficient manner. If you have an unfair decision by the USCIS regarding a petition or application for immigrant benefits, your appeal will be heard by this office.

Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals
Appeals regarding permanent labor certifications, temporary labor certifications, specialty workers, temporary foreign workers, agricultural workers and season, peak load or intermittent workers, as well as longshore work at U.S. ports are addressed through the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals, under the authority of the United States Department of Labor.

Federal Review of Immigration Appeals
If your immigration legal matter is not resolved through the various levels of immigration hearings, you could ask for a federal review of a BIA decision. Petitions to review BIA decisions must be filed within a strict 30 days from the time of the decision. If deportation is imminent, filing a petition should take place immediately.

Call a Fort Lauderdale Immigration Lawyer: (888) 900-1748

Contact our legal team at Guerra Sáenz, PL, in Fort Lauderdale. You can be confident that we will zealously advocate for you, your family and your rights. We know all of the processes, and how to navigate the immigration legal system to help our clients, and we are prepared to discuss your case immediately.

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