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If you have received a deportation order and a judge ruled that you must leave the United States, it may be possible to appeal your case. First, it’s important to understand why deportation or removal orders are issued. Typically, deportation orders are issued for individuals who have entered the U.S. illegally, remained in the U.S. past the time allowed by their visa, or committed and been convicted of a crime. These are just some of the most common reasons that individuals receive removal orders; other situations may lead to removal proceedings.
If you have received a deportation order, or your loved one is going through removal proceedings, you may be able to appeal. It’s important that you contact an experienced attorney who can help you understand your options and act quickly to file an appeal on your behalf.
At the Law Offices of Shamieh, Shamieh & Ternieden, we have helped thousands of clients with a wide variety of immigration issues, including deportation appeals. We are committed to helping you fight to remain in the United States and keep your family and your life intact.
Who Can File an Appeal?
It’s important to note that, if a judge has ruled that you are to be removed from the U.S., an appeal is not an opportunity to have your case re-opened. In many instances, it may not make sense to appeal a deportation ruling, such as when an individual is convicted of a crime that they clearly committed.
Rather, an appeal allows you the opportunity to dispute a deportation ruling if you believe an error was made in regards to your case. It is also important to note that individuals undergoing expedited deportation proceedings are not eligible to appeal.
Some of the requirements for appealing a deportation ruling include:
- Appeals must be filed within 30 days of a court ruling or decision provided by mail.
- Individuals must fill out and submit a Notice of Appeal form, as well as a Proof of Service.
- All fees must be paid in full and on time along with completed form submission.
While it is not required that you have an attorney represent you during a deportation appeal, it is a good idea to seek legal help. Likewise, it is wise to file a written statement (or brief) along with your Notice of Appeal. An experienced San Francisco deportation appeals lawyer can help you complete this.
Contact the Law Offices of Shamieh, Shamieh & Ternieden Today
The process of appealing a deportation order or ruling is generally very complex. It is crucial that you act quickly as you only have 30 days to file your appeal. At the Law Offices of Shamieh, Shamieh & Ternieden, we have more than 30 years of legal experience.
Our firm focuses on immigration law, allowing us to obtain considerable knowledge of the processes, laws, and requirements involved in filing a deportation appeal. We understand that every situation is unique, which is why we offer our clients personalized service tailored to their particular goals.
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