Motion to Reopen with the BIA
Legal Representation from a New Jersey Immigration Lawyer
You can file a Motion to Reopen (MTR) for an immigration application to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) to reconsider cases that have closed. The process begins by making a request to the Immigration Judge, and present any undiscovered or developments that had not been previously included in the first round.
All motions to reopen must be done within 90 days to halt removal proceedings. Note that there are some exceptions to this deadline, such as in cases where the individual is seeking asylum. Be sure to ask a New Jersey immigration attorney for advice about your particular situation.
Tolling the Time Frame
When an immigration judge and the USCIS has found a U.S. citizen is deportable, either by allegedly committing an offense or through some other similar action, taking prompt action is crucial. Filing an appeal is the first step in tolling the time frame for removal proceedings. The number one advantage of MTR is that it can offer your case one more chance to be reviewed.
Here are the additional benefits of an MTR to the BIA:
- A different judge will be presiding over in your case
- The BIA will issue a decision in about 1-2 months
- You can present new or changed evidence to strengthen your case
If you have already attempted to appeal your decision and have been denied, filing a motion to reopen the case is certainly possible, especially if new evidence has emerged. For example, perhaps your situation has changed since the time of your initial application. You can also have a New Jersey immigration attorney form an argument on a legal basis, such as if the USCIS committed errors while reviewing your application.
There Is Still Hope—Call My Firm Now!
Having an experienced immigration lawyer working on your case is critical to your efforts in requesting relief from deportation. I, Simone Bertollini, exhaust every possible option until there is no stone left unturned. I have extensive experience handling both appeals and motions, in many different avenues, as I am admitted to practice law in all 50 states. I am aggressive and ready to give you the chance to stop deportation!
There is limited time, so you must act quickly to file your motion to reopen. Reach out to the Law Offices of Simone Bertollini now to begin.