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Appeals

Notices of Appeal (DHS or BIA)

IMMLAC can draft a Notice of Appeal for you, whether to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) or the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”).  Drafting the Notice of Appeal includes

  • review of the decision being appealed, or, for an oral opinion, your notes reflecting the bases of the decision,
  • legal research,
  • preparation of a detailed and specific notice of appeal on the most current EOIR-29 or I-290B, and
  • preservation of any additional issues that may arise upon review of the transcript of proceedings or additional evidence.

DHS-AAO Appeal Briefs

IMMLAC can draft your brief to DHS’ Administrative Appeals Office (“AAO”).  An AAO brief includes

  • an in-depth discussion of the case;
  • review of the entire record;
  • development of all issues for appeal;
  • legal research; and
  • writing the brief.

IMMLAC may also suggest the submission of additional evidence on appeal, such as supplemental affidavits, expert evidence, background country condition evidence, or additional evidence of hardship.  Unlike the BIA, the AAO accepts, and will consider, new evidence on appeal.  The brief will be in your name and you will be the attorney of record.  You are responsible for providing IMMLAC the record; requesting any briefing extensions; filing the brief and any correspondence with the client and DHS.  You are also responsible for obtaining most additional evidence such as supplemental affidavits or additional evidence of hardship. 

BIA Stay Motions

IMMLAC can prepare a stay motion to file with the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”).  The motion will be in your name and you will be the attorney of record.

BIA Appeal Briefs

IMMLAC can draft your brief to the BIA.  A BIA brief includes

  • an in depth discussion of the case;
  • review of the entire record;
  • development of all issues for appeal including any possible reasons for remand;
  • legal research; and
  • writing the brief. 

The brief will be in your name and you will be the attorney of record.  You are responsible for providing IMMLAC the record and the transcript; requesting any briefing extensions; filing the brief and any correspondence with the client and the BIA.  You are also responsible for obtaining any additional evidence, i.e. affidavits for an ineffective assistance of counsel claim.