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Have you received a denial notice from the authorities? You may still have the option to file an appeal or a 'motion to reopen'.
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Immigration Appeals Lawyers, Columbia, MD

Maryland Immigration Appeals Attorney

You may appeal a denial by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services or by an Immigration Judge. If you have received a denial notice, you must appeal the decision within a certain period. You need to consult with an attorney as soon as you get the denial letter. Said & Associates offers case-specific legal advice in immigration appeals and possesses the thorough understanding of immigration policy that is required for appeals and motions.





Immigration Appeals

When you file an appeal, you are asking either The Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) of USCIS or the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) of the U.S Department of Justice to review the original decision made on your case. When you file an appeal, it is mandatory that you provide an explanation of why you think the original decision was an error. In order to provide a complete and thorough explanation, it is recommended that applicants submit briefs with their Notice of Appeal (Form I-290B). With the professional experience and legal expertise of our immigration attorneys, we will provide a detailed and concise brief for your appeal.


Unlike an appeal, a motion does not involve the review of higher authorities. Rather, it is a request for the original decision maker in the case to review their decision. There are two types of motions that an applicant can file after receiving a denial notice – A motion to reopen and a motion to reconsider.

A motion to reopen requests that the original decision maker on your case reviews their original decision due to new evidence or changed circumstances within the case. When an applicant files a motion to reopen, they must provide the new evidence and/ or circumstances, along with a through explanation of why it should affect the original decision of the case.

A motion to reconsider, which requests a review of the original decision based on new or additional legal arguments. A motion to reconsider provides the opportunity to use newly discovered legislation and case studies to argue in favor of an applicant’s case.

The immigration attorneys at Said & Associates are highly qualified in the areas of appeals and motions and understand the timeframes and procedures that need to be considered when filing an appeal or motion. Our attorneys will evaluate the set of facts and the decision notice in order to advise which is the best option for you. Contact us today to learn whether filing an appeal or a motion is the right option for your immigration case!

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