Immigration Court Appeals, Federal Litigation, and Mandamus Actions

Murphy Law Firm immigration lawyers are experienced in representing clients’ appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals and in federal litigation before the U.S. District Courts and U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal. Mr. Murphy has a very successful record before the Board of Immigration Appeals and has prevailed in federal court litigation for several clients throughout the United States.

Each matter brought to the firm is quickly and carefully reviewed by an immigration lawyer to determine whether an appeal or federal suit is warranted.

Immigration Court Appeals

Foreign nationals have the right to appeal decisions of Immigration Judges that deny applications for benefits, release on bond or that order removal from the United States. The government also has the right to appeal Immigration Judges’ decisions that are in favor of the foreign national. These appeals are filed with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). The BIA is part of the same administrative agency as the Immigration Courts – the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Any appeal must be filed within a very short period of time after the Immigration Judge makes a decision. The appeal must clearly identify errors by the Judge – errors based on the law or facts of the specific case.

Individuals and businesses seeking benefits before USCIS, may also have a right to appeal decisions denying those benefits to the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO).

The immigration attorneys at Murphy Law Firm will assess your matter quickly and provide prompt advice on the best course of action.

Petitions for Review

Decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals may be reviewed by a United States Circuit Court of Appeals. A petition for review, which is similar to an appeal, must be filed within a short period after the Board of Immigration Appeals renders a decision. A petition for review must clearly state the errors made by the Board of Immigration Appeals. Our immigration lawyers have the experience to determine whether your case is suitable for review in the Circuit Courts.

Federal Court Litigation

Individuals that have filed for immigration benefits and have not received any decision for unreasonably long periods of time may file a federal suit against USCIS, asking a federal court judge to order the agency to complete the adjudication and make a decision on the long-delayed application or petition. Should a federal court judge find the delays unreasonable and order USCIS to complete their adjudication, the individual may also request that the government pay the attorney fees associated with the federal court litigation.

Murphy Law Firm immigration attorneys will provide you with the best and least expensive approach to resolving the delays by USCIS in making a decision on your immigration application.