Appeals to the 9th Circuit or other circuits are typically filed after the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) denies an appeal. After a BIA denial, you usually have a very short window of 30 days to appeal to the Circuit court. Our office has extensive experience in arguing immigration matters before the federal Circuit Courts, specifically in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Our office has represented individuals and received favorable published decisions. In one published case, Mr. Ballout won a 9th Circuit, en banc panel, in the matter of Maldonado vs. Holder, 9th circ (en banc 2015). This published decision dealt with the burden of proof of internal relocation. This case modified and overruled other 9th Circuit cases in Convention Against Torture (CAT) claims
For more information on our federal appellate experience, or to get a second opinion on a pending appeal, please contact us.