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Immigration Appeals

Immigration Appellate Attorney Located in Manhattan

Though we all want the immigration process to go as smoothly as possible, there are times where the opposite happens. If you are someone who has recently experienced a negative outcome in an immigration-related trial, do not panic yet–there is a strong chance that our firm can help. We know that there are few things worse than having your life put on hold and your legal status in jeopardy. That is why Attorney Katona of Katona & Associates, PLLC has served New Yorkers seeking legal status in the United States for nearly 20 years. From the moment you sit down with our firm, you will understand why so many people trust us with their future. Please read on and contact Katona & Associates, PLLC to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the appeals process.

What to Do if Your Immigration Request Is Denied

Visa Application DeniedThere are various scenarios in which a court may rule unfavorably on your case. For example, sometimes courts will deny your request for a Green Card or citizenship. In other cases, courts may deny your request for asylum. Sometimes, courts will even issue a judgment against you, triggering removal or deportation from the country. No matter the circumstances of your denial, our firm is here to help.

One of the ways to appeal an unfavorable judgment is by filing a Motion to Reopen. However, you must do so within 90 days of the original verdict. Generally, we will file a Motion to Reopen with the Immigration Court. When we do, the Court should reexamine your case, as long as there is new and substantial evidence that can prove your case was inadequately decided in your first trial.

That being said, certain cases are not filed with the Immigration Court. For instance, in some scenarios, we will request a Motion to Reopen from the Board of Immigration Appeals. Additionally, if you are someone who has recently had an application for asylum denied and the denial is affirmed on appeal by the BIA, you may request they review the denial by the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Filing a Motion to Reconsider

Though in many cases, our firm can file a Motion to Reopen, there are other scenarios in which we will file a Motion to Reconsider. These motions must be filed within 30 days of the original ruling. We will typically only file a Motion to Reconsider if the court’s incorrect judgment was based on an improper application of the law, or if the court’s decision simply ignored evidence that proved your case in your initial trial.

Contact a New York City Immigration Appeals Attorney

Here at Katona & Associates, we know how important it is for all those who enter our country to feel safe and protected. Unfortunately, when an immigration trial does not go as planned, that feeling of safety is immediately disturbed. That is why we are here to help you appeal the court’s decision so you can go on living a happy, productive life as a United States citizen. For an immigration appellate attorney you can trust, simply contact Katona & Associates, PLLC today.

Client Reviews
"Before I decided to hire David as my immigration attorney, I made thorough research online and I can say that I don’t regret a second that I made the right choice to choose him to represent me as my immigration attorney to apply for my green card. From day one, he was very helpful and patient. I asked him lots of questions during the application process and he provided me always great advice. I am definitely recommending David to every person who needs legal advice. He was very helpful." Alper
"Mr. Katona helped us well prepared our AOS interview, and gave us tons of recommendations. He’s not only professional but also very friendly and patient. He listened to our concerns, answered all our questions and eased our anxiety. He went to the interview with us and our case approved on the spot. He’s definitely the best immigration lawyer in the city. If you need an immigration attorney, Mr. Katona is the right person to talk with." Luyao Y.
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