Immigration Appeals Lawyer

Steps to Take Following a Denial by USCIS

If USCIS has issued a denial, there are still viable pathways you can pursue.

Your options include:

  • Filing an appeal or a motion to reconsider the decision based on the merits of the case.
  • Requesting to reopen the case with new evidence or facts.

Should you opt to appeal, your case will be re-evaluated by either the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) or the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), where an independent review will result in a new decision.

Choosing to file a motion means requesting that USCIS re-examine the initial decision to determine if it was correctly made. Deciding between filing a motion or an appeal necessitates consulting with an immigration lawyer who can help formulate an effective strategy.

Who is Eligible to File an Appeal or Related Motion?

Challenges can occur if someone other than the beneficiary or petitioner tries to file an appeal or motion to reconsider the decision.

Typically, the right to file an appeal or motion is reserved for the petitioner. However, exceptions exist for cases concerning immigrant worker petitions, where beneficiaries of such petitions may have the capacity to file an appeal against an adverse decision, assuming all required documentation is properly arranged.

Expert, Seasoned, and Informed Legal Team in South Florida

At Maribel A. Piza, P.A., we offer the reliable legal advice necessary to alter the trajectory of your immigration case towards a more positive outcome.

With over a decade of experience serving clients in South Florida, we specialize in guiding individuals through the intricacies of the U.S. immigration system. If you find yourself disheartened by a decision from USCIS or any other immigration authority, now is the time to enlist an adept immigration lawyer to champion your cause.