ADMINISTRATIVE AND FEDERAL APPELLATE LITIGATION
Garza & Associates’ team of experienced Texas attorneys has handled all types of administrative and federal litigation cases. We have filed motions to reopen, motions to reconsider, and appeals before the following agencies and courts:
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
- Immigration Court
- Board of Immigration Appeals
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals
- Administrative Appeals Office
An immigration appeal is a formal request to a higher court to fix a mistake made by a lower court or agency such as USCIS/DHS/ICE. Appellate litigation is a highly specialized area of law, subject to a tangle of complex rules and time constraints. Appellate skills and abilities differ from trial work. For example: persuading a panel of appellate judges that the trial court misapplied the law, or abused its discretion, is quite unlike proving your case to a judge. Appellate litigation is the most “academic” branch of the law. Garza & Associates provides the experience and ingenuity needed to obtain the best possible results in this exacting legal environment.
Working with clients, we determine whether an order is appealable and its filing deadlines. We advise whether an appeal is worth taking at all—legally, ethically, financially, and emotionally. If the client decides to move forward, we take over the case: meeting filing deadlines, drafting motions, and researching and writing the briefs.
Although Garza & Associates has experience filing hundreds of appeals, the firm’s most high-profile representation has successfully resulted in several published decisions in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals including Eduard v. Ashcroft, 379 F.3d 195 (5th Cir. 2004), and Mai v. Gonzales, 473 F.3d 162, 164 (5th Cir. 2006). A published decision at the Board of Immigration Appeals includes Matter of Hernandez, 26 I&N Dec. 464 (BIA 2015).
Our lawyers are dedicated to ensuring that your rights and arguments on appeal are properly evaluated, presented, and litigated. Contact us today!
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