Board of Immigration Appeals in the U.S.

Updated on Saturday 24th September 2016

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The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) in the U.S. is the highest administrative authority in respect to interpreting and applying immigration laws in the country. The BIA in the U.S. reviews the conclusions of the Immigration Courts, as well as different conclusions by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and immigration violation arrests effectuated by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The BIA in the U.S. consists of maximum 15 board members who have the responsibility to administer and apply the immigration laws in the U.S. The BIA activates within the Executive Office for Immigration Review, from the Department of Justice in the country.
 

Cases analyzed by the BIA in the U.S.


The Board of Immigration Appeals in the U.S. commonly analyzes cases that consist of deportation and applications for relief of deportation. The BIA in the U.S. analyzes a case when:

•    There are certain inconsistencies in rulings between two or several immigration judges;
•    It is required to form a precedent which helps to clarify the sense of a certain legislation or process, one that will be charted by other cases;
•    An immigration judge or a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officer’s ruling is inconsistent with the legislation or other rulings;
•    There is a debatable case or one of national significance;
•    An immigration judge effectuates a factual error.
 

What to ask your immigration lawyer in Miami


In case your immigration petition or application was not accepted, take into consideration conferring with your immigration lawyer in Miami to ascertain if you can appeal this ruling or require the judge to reconsider or reopen your case. 

The questions which you should ask your immigration attorney in Miami include the following:

•    Are you experienced in representing immigration appeals?
•    Which entity will handle my appeal?
•    Have you successfully appealed for this entity before for your clients?
•    What is the price for your services?

Our immigration lawyers in Miami have handled numerous cases in which they represented their clients before the BIA in the U.S. Please contact us if you need legal representation in an immigration appeal.

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