Federal Litigation & Appeals
Raleigh Immigration Appeals Lawyer
If an unfavorable decision has been made regarding your immigration status, the legal team at Gardner Gordon can help you appeal the decision in pursuit of a better outcome. An appeal is a legal term for an official request to have your case re-considered by a different judge or authority. We can file an appeal if a judge determined that you should be deported, if you are being detained unfairly, or if you have been waiting an inordinate amount of time for a decision from USCIS.
Our immigration lawyers are dedicated and passionate legal advocates who do not back down in the face of adversity. We work tirelessly to give our clients the best chance at achieving their immigration goals, and are not afraid to fight for them through litigation.
Call us today at (919) 355-5134 so we can help you begin the appeals process!
Appealing Removal Orders & BIA Decisions
If you have received a removal order (deportation), it is not the end of the story. We can help you file an appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) or Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, in pursuit of a reversed decision. The BIA is the highest administrative body when it comes to immigration law, while the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals addresses immigration matters within the jurisdiction of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Making an appeal involves filing paperwork and providing a written explanation of why the removal decision was made in error. It is unlikely that you will be given another hearing to explain your case, so it is of vital importance that you have skilled legal assistance with composing this written appeal.
If a Decision Is Being Delayed
If you have received a deportation order, but have been kept in detainment for more than six months, you have the legal right to file a “habeas corpus” petition to be released from custody. Similarly, if you have been waiting an unreasonable amount of time for the USCIS to make a decision regarding your immigration case. The USCIS is supposed to make a decision 120 days after your interview; if they do not, you may file a “Writ of Mandamus” to request a decision. Our immigration appeals attorneys can assist you with filing these petition in the United States District Court and can help ensure that your applications meet all of the legal requirements.
Contact Gardner Gordon today to discuss your situation with us. We will evaluate your case and guide you toward your best option. Experienced and passionate, our Raleigh immigration appeals lawyers are ready to fight for you.
High Quality Legal Representation
As a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the North Carolina State Bar, Attorney Gardner has a reputation for professionalism and elite representation.
Your Success Is Our Priority
Hiring a knowledgeable and passionate immigration attorney to represent your interests is one of the most important steps you can take. When you come to us, we will take a personal interest in your case because we genuinely care about your success.
Lead Attorney Gardner is a world traveler who speaks fluent Spanish; the entire Gardner Gordon support team is fluent in Spanish as well. Our attorney will personally handle each legal aspect of your case. We will help you obtain the sense of ease and peace of mind you deserve during this trying and difficult time.
We Educate Clients
We will review your case, inform you of your rights, and guide you in the path that best suits your needs. We will fully equip you to make informed decisions every step of the way. We will offer you the zealous advocacy and compassionate support you deserve.