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Appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), EOIR-26

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) is the highest administrative body responsible for interpreting and applying immigration laws. Typically, the BIA hears appeals from decisions made by immigration judges, unlike decisions made by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which are appealed to the Administrative Appeals Office. However, an I-130 petition denial can be appealed to the BIA. It is crucial that any appeal brought before the BIA be comprehensive and thorough because any argument made to the Federal Circuit Courts on a Petition for Review is limited by the record and issues initially presented to the BIA.

Our legal team has extensive experience advocating for clients in their appeals to the BIA. Many clients come to us after their applications have been denied by the immigration judge or USCIS, even if they have previously worked with other attorneys. The typical window for appeal to the BIA is 30 days, so time is of the essence. Our legal team can provide a fresh perspective on the matter and attempt to overturn the denial on appeal. We are knowledgeable about the complexities associated with BIA appeals and present comprehensive legal arguments. For more information on our practice, please contact us.