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McAllen Immigration Appeals Attorneys

Guiding Clients Through the Immigration Appeals Process in Starr County, Hidalgo County, Cameron County

Receiving a negative decision from an Immigration Judge can feel devastating, and it can seriously impact your life.  Depending on your type of case, you may be able to challenge that decision and get a second chance at success. 

Did you receive an immigration denial? Generally, you only have 30 days to file an appeal or motion. Schedule a consultation with our McAllen appeals attorneys today by calling (956) 923-3938 or contacting us online. Our initial consultation is free, and we will work with you on a payment plan if you cannot afford our services.

What Is the Immigration Appeals Process?

In general, the appeals process is a way for you to challenge the denial of your application or the Immigration Judge’s order of deportation. The appeals is made to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), which is the highest administrative body for interpreting and applying immigration laws. Typically, the BIA will not conduct a hearing. Instead, it will review and decide a case based on the record and written legal briefs. 

The first step in filing an appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals is submitting your Notice of Appeal along with the filing fee. The Notice of Appeal will explain the reasons you think the Immigration Judge made the wrong decision. 

The BIA has strict filing deadlines. You must send your Notice of Appeal so that it is received by the BIA within 30 days of the date of the decision. Late-filed appeals will not be accepted. 

After you have filed your Notice of Appeal, the BIA will send you a receipt notice. The BIA will also send you a briefing schedule indicating the dates you must file your written arguments. After it has reviewed the submission, the BIA will make a decision on your case.  This process can take several months to several years. However, even if the Immigration Judge ordered you deported, you have the right to stay in the United States while you wait for a decision on your appeal.

Why Should You Choose Our Appeals Attorneys?

If you have been denied, you may feel discouraged. You may think that you have no other options available to you. Our team at the Law Office of Ayala & Acosta can help you turn things around. At Ayala & Acosta, our attorneys have years of experience challenging unfavorable decisions before the Board of Immigration Appeals. We will work with you to develop a strategy and represent you in any appeals that may be required.   

Let us help you get back on track towards your goal of becoming a U.S. citizen. Reach out to us today by calling us at (956) 923-3938 or completing our online contact form

Client Testimonials

    "In my experience, and my families, Mr. Acosta is a very respectable and professional. He got me out of ICE and I believe in him."
    - Varinia L.
    "She cares about her clients! Was always kept up to date with everything on my case. Questions were always answered and made me feel at ease!"
    - JP C.
    "My brother was in custody by ICE in McAllen, TX. We then hired this law firm and are extremely grateful for their work, especially Mr. Alvarado who was always so polite and kept me and my family informed of every step."
    - Yoselin F.

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