Immigration Appeals
If your case is denied in court, you have the right to appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). The appeal must be presented within 30 days of the ruling or you will lose the chance to appeal the decision of the Immigration Judge. One day late is too late. If the BIA also denies your case, you can appeal that decision in Federal Court.

If you are not in court and your petition is denied in the United States, you can appeal to the Administrative Appeals Office. If you prepared the petition on your own or with a notario, you may want to hire an experienced immigration attorney and submit a new application instead of appealing. A well prepared application is your best chance of getting a positive result.

If your visa or waiver is denied at the consul in your home country, your choices are more limited. Several courts have taken the position that they do not have jurisdiction over these matters which means that consular decisions cannot be appealed. It is extremely important to present a consul with a thoughtfully and well crafted package to avoid being denied

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