Nationwide Board of Immigration Appeals Attorneys

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with Attorney Eichorn and granted his petition for review in Thiam v. Holder.

The immigration law firm of Hammond Law Group, LLC, routinely litigates appeals of many different immigration issues including but not limited to orders of deportation, orders of deportation in absentia, orders of removal, dismissals of appeals from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), USCIS issued Requests for Evidence (RFE) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOID).  We enjoy working to right the injustices that have occured before the immigration courts, USCIS and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Our firm appeals cases throughout the United States and is strategically located in Cleveland, Ohio.  To schedule an in person case assessment or a phone conference with an experienced immigration lawyer, call 216-970-7102 or contact us online.  Please be prepared to submit the denial, request for evidence or notice of intent to deny for our review ahead of the meeting or conference.

Removal and Deportation Appeals, Motions to Reconsider and Reopen

If the Immigration Judge issued an order deporting you and you need to know what to do next.  There are three possible avenues to proceed.  First, is to appeal the judge’s decision to the Board of Immigration Appeals  (BIA).  This must be done within thirty (30) days of the day the judge issued the order.  Appeals only argue that the judge got the law wrong or made an improper legal decision.  They don’t change the facts.  If the BIA agrees with your appeal, the case goes back to the immigration judge for more court hearings.  If the BIA does not agree with your appeal and dismisses it, then you have the right to file a Petition for Review in the appropriate federal circuit court of appeals for where you live.  You must also file for a stay of removal (stopping the government from physically removing the person) as once the BIA dismisses an appeal, the order of removal is final and executable.

The second possible avenue after a immigration judge orders deportation or removal is to file a Motion to Reconsider requesting the immigration judge rethink or reanalyze their legal decision based on the just the facts submitted at the hearing.  No new facts or evidence can be given to the judge.  Motions to Reconsider must be filed with the immigration court within thirty (30) days of the date of the deportation order.

The third avenue of challenging a removal or deportation order is to file a motion to reopen.  Motions to reopen request the judge reopen the case and analyze newly submitted and previously unavailable evidence.  These are also due within a specified time period depending on the type of deportation order.  You don’t want to miss these deadlines. Hire an experienced immigration appeals attorney who will protect your right to appeal by timely filing it and arguing all of the important issues.

Motions to reopen deportation proceedings are extremely complex, fact-specific and you must state new and previously unavailable evidence for the immigration judge to review. Our office has successfully handled many motions to reopen deportation proceedings. Some of the reasons the court will accept for reopening deportation cases after the appeal deadline include:

  • The Immigration Court failed to provide you sufficient notice of the hearing,
  • Exceptional circumstances prevented you from appearing at the hearing,
  • Your immigration status is based on a family relationship with a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who has abused you (visas for abuse victims under the Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA).
  • There is some change in your circumstances that the immigration judge would reopen the case to help you obtain status.

Through our experience, we have come to understand many changes in circumstances and how they affect an immigration case.  Sometimes new information has become available that was previously unavailable and could have a dramatic impact on your case. We can help you continue to uncover this pertinent and relevant information and create a solution that is tailored to your needs.  Through a commitment to great customer service and correspondingly consistent and constant communication with our clients, we have won many motions to reopen.

Cleveland, Ohio Deportation Appeals Attorney

Time is of the essence because of filing deadlines.  Do not wait until the last minute.  Call immediately to ensure your appeal or motion is timely filed.