Appealing Negative Decisions From Immigration Court Or USCIS

Immigration is an unusually complex and frustrating area of the law. Even if you meet all of the criteria for immigration, and file your documents appropriately, you may nevertheless find your petitions denied at the hearing level. When this occurs, you may find it difficult to know how to react.

If you are seeking to live in the United States to escape persecution or to remain with family members, you know that obtaining legal immigration status is incredibly important. Yet challenging an immigration judge's decision or filing a complaint can be exceedingly complicated. Without experienced legal help, many don't know how to pursue an appeal and begin the process of overturning the court's decision. Moreover, it often happens that people in immigration proceedings feel they do not have the financial means to obtain the skilled legal support they need.

The attorneys at Access To Law Foundation can help. We are a nonprofit organization offering counsel and representation to individuals who might otherwise be unable to afford it. We have developed a core competency in immigration matters, knowing that people in immigration proceedings are often the most in need of assistance. Based in Norcross, we meet individuals by appointment in Moultrie and serve all of Georgia and the Southeast. Contact us today if you'd like to learn more.

Challenging An Immigration Judge's Decision

The lawyers at our Foundation have extensive experience appealing unfavorable immigration court decisions. We understand the evidence and documentation necessary for filing a successful appeal, and are experienced at identifying the reasons why an initial application may have been denied by a particularly strict or biased judge.

Our Foundation is accomplished in presenting matters before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and has proven effective appealing wrong orders, remanding cases and obtaining legal status for juveniles, family members of individuals already in the U.S., asylum-seekers, victims of trafficking and crime, and others. We are also skilled in leveraging appeals to halt orders of removal, so that the appellate court has enough time to review the file thoroughly for all potential errors.

Complaints Against Immigration Judges

Immigration judges are bound to carry out their duties while following established guidelines regarding ethical conduct and professionalism. Because they have broad discretion, however, judges sometimes act rashly and overreach their authority. In such cases, formal complaints may be filed to initiate disciplinary measures. This is a critical step toward challenging especially harsh immigration courts like Atlanta's, where approval rates tend to be dismal — the worst in the country.

However, the official process for filing a complaint is worrisome and complicated. It often requires interacting with multiple government agencies and assembling files with a great deal of documentation. Drawing on our experience in the field, Access To Law Foundation is able to navigate the complaint process efficiently and effectively. Our aim is to ensure all judges act fairly and perform their jobs according to the letter of the law and the spirit of the constitution.

Seeking Justice For You

To speak with an attorney about filing an appeal or complaint, reach out to our Foundation. You can call us at 770-729-4753 or arrange an appointment online. We are here to answer your questions, address your concerns and pursue justice on your behalf.