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Appellate practice dedicated exclusively to filing deportation appeals, motions to reopen, reconsider, remand and/or reissue before Immigration Judges or the Board of Immigration Appeals, and filing petitions for judicial review of deportation orders in all of the Federal Circuits of the United States.

The testimonials appearing in this page represent actual cases from immigration courts (and where applicable) from courts of appeal throughout the United States, and each of these cases form part of our recorded archives. The actual names of the noncitizens involved have been partially redacted for privacy reasons. The testimonials are optional and obtained from the noncitizens themselves, or their household members and relatives having knowledge of the particulars of their noncitizen relative's case, whom at the conclusion of the case, they voluntarily elected to write them for publication in our website. The reader must keep in mind that none of the clients or family members who appear in these testimonials were given monetary or other compensation and all of the testimonials were prepared after completion of their cases.     

Although your own case may be factually similar to those of the noncitizens who have voluntarily published their testimonials here, you should not assume that your case will have the same or even similar results if you decide to retain our office to represent you and we decide to accept your case. These testimonials are not intended as a guarantee or suggestion that your particular case, if we decide to represent you in your own case, will have the same positive results as the individuals from these testimonials. And why is that you may ask? The reason is primarily because every case that comes before an immigration judge is "factually" different at some level. For example, you may have 9 of the 10 factors that were present in the case of a shown testimonial but the 1 factor that is different is capable of changing the outcome of the case. Better yet, even if your particular case meets all of the factors present in one of the cases of a shown testimonial, the law applicable to the case in the shown testmimonial could have changed between the date when that case was heard by the immigration judge and the date when yours is going to be heard. Our immigration laws are flexible for the most part in the sense that they are subject to continuous modification and fine-tuning that occurs when appellate courts interpret the laws, including aswell, subject to rendering a particular law unconstitutional or invalid.  Hence, it is a mistake for a reader to think that the results achieved to the noncitizens in their testimonials is what the reader should expect it will be in his or her case.             

"... and they even obtained a check in the amount of $3,000 from the former lawyer who had bodged my case."

When I first contacted them, I had only a few days before my order of voluntary departure would expire and I was required to depart the United States. I called them to see if there was any way they could help me to get an extension of time to depart, even if for only a couple of months so that I could sell my house, cars, close my business and make arrangements because the 120 days the judge gave me to leave the country were not enough. I then learned that my former lawyer had made a big mistake in telling the court that I was not eligible for filing any application to see if the judge would consider granting me legal status. Soon after, they filed a motion to reopen my case because the former lawyer had bodged my case. The judge did not grant the motion to reopen but it is now on appeal before the BIA and has been pending for more than 2 years now. I know the BIA has to decide the case anytime soon, and based on what I have learned so far, I think I will win the appeal. But even if I lose the appeal, I have had 2 years longer to sell my house and that is alone a great benefit because if I were to sell it now, I will stand to sell it for more money than I would have 2 years ago.  In addition of my getting a lot more time than what I had hoped for and a chance at wining the case, these people got my former lawyer to cough up the money I had paid her in the first place. Yes. I got not only more time to stay legally while my case is on appeal and they even obtained a check in the amount of $3,000 from the former lawyer who had bodged my case. I will probably write another testimonial after my appeal case is decided by the BIA. I learned also that even if the BIA denies my appeal, I can file a petition with a federal court and stay another 2 or 3 years legally while also possibly winning my case against the government. Thank you so much for the work you have done so far for me. 

B.L.M.,Atlanta, GA.

"If you have looked in the internet for this type of help, then you know that there is absolutely no comparable website on the subject of immigration appeals..."



If you are looking for an immigration lawyer to help you in filing an appeal of an order of deportation, then look no further because this people are real expert professionals in the subject of immigration appeals.  If you have looked in the internet for this type of help, then you know that there is no other comparable website on the subject of immigration appeals anywhere else in the internet today.  I hired a lawyer from this office to help me file my appeal in 2008.  I live in Seattle, Washington, and I contacted them through their website's email. The entire process was very simple and easy. They prepared all of the forms that I needed to sign and they send them to me via email. I then signed all of these forms, and sent them back to them within hours.  I payed them the filing fees for the appeal and paid them the flat fee they advertised (for my type of appeals) with my credit card.  The costs for representing me in the appeal were significantly less than the prices I was quoted by the local attorneys I visited in Seattle and all of the process was done through the internet.  In about 3 days, they sent me proof that the Board of Immigration Appeals had received the appeal on time, and about 3 months later, they completed and filed the appeal briefs.  Any questions they had, they contacted me over the phone or via email while they were preparing the appeal. Last March (2011) I received a copy of an order from the Board granting my appeal and sending the case back to same immigration judge I had in Seattle. This judge then granted my adjustment of status because this firm proved in my appeal that despite what the judge had ruled earlier, I was eligible to get a green card in the United States, without having to go back to South Korea, my country of birth.



M. S. from Seattle, Washington. 


"I began looking for immigration appeal lawyers in the internet and found many lawyers that could take my case to the Second Circuit.  However, the website for  Immigration AppealWorks® inspired me the most because the only legal services they offer is preparing immigration appeals." 




After a very long time of fighting my deportation ever since 1993, Immigration Judge Schoppert of the New York City Immigration Court just granted my application for cancellation of removal and I am now a legal permanent resident of the United States.  But the route to getting here was not easy by any means. Judge Schoppert had first granted my asylum application in 2008, but the Department of Homeland Security took an appeal of that the decision to the Board of Immigration Appeals. The Board last year granted the government’s appeal and to my dismay, the grant of my application for asylum was revoked and I was ordered deported to Pakistan. One of the reasons the Board granted the DHS’ appeal was because my immigration attorney in New York City made the decision not to defend me on appeal and as result, she filed no appeal briefs with the Board opposing the government’s appeal. She also decided on her own, without telling me not to inform Judge Schoppert in 2008 that I had married a permanent resident alien, whom, by virtue of our marriage gave me the added opportunity to apply for cancellation of removal, an application that we never filed with Judge Schoopert because she never told me that I could file it. Last year, I found myself having to appeal the decision of the Board to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and I did not know where to turn for help. For sure, I knew that I was not going to ask  the same immigration attorney to represent me on appeal to the Second Circuit because the outcome of my immigration case was the direct result of her own malpractice. I began looking for immigration appeal lawyers in the internet and found many lawyers that could take my case to the Second Circuit.  However, the website for  Immigration AppealWorks® inspired me the most because the only legal services they offer is preparing immigration appeals.  Their fees were also more affordable than all lawyers I contacted in New York. I was concerned because I live in New York City and their offices are in California.  After comparing their services with those of the local New York attorneys I contacted, I decided to hire them even though I had doubts about the distance of their offices. In short, my attorney for AppealWorks® filed a petition with the Second Circuit and he insisted that I file also a motion to reopen with the Board, informing them of my previous attorney’s failures. In just a few months, AppealWorks® was able to get my case reopened by the Board, and thereafter we did not need to continue with the appeal to the Second Circuit. The Board sent the case back to Judge Schoppert in New York who then granted my application for cancellation. This result would not have occurred without the assistance from the appellate lawyers in this firm. 


D.S. New York City, New York.



"When we finally walked out of the immigration court in Baltimore on the date of the trial of our case we were all crying because we had lost our chances to fighting deportation."



I am a single mom with three children (all born in the US) and an adult son from Guinea who is now 21 years old.  My eldest son and I have been living in the US since October 1991, and then I met my husband, a permanent resident and then naturalized citizen of this country from Guinea (now deceased).  We had 3 different immigration lawyers representing us with the Service before my husband died in 2002.  After his death, they put us in removal proceedings for nearly four more years until we lost our case in early 2007.  When we finally walked out of the immigration court in Baltimore on the date of the trial of our case we were all crying and feeling desperate because we had lost our last chances to fighting deportation.  The worst part of all of this was because we could have won our case in the first place had it not been because the attorney was so unprepared on the date of trial.  She had never interviewed us in detail.  She never prepared us for the trial or our witnesses and she never told us the importance of bringing proving documents to the court that she should have known we had (because we talked about them).  She was not familiar with our case and the reasons why we came from Guinea and knew very little of what my son and I were testifying.  The judge corrected her numerous times and was unhappy with her because the documents submitted were not in order.  I pleaded with the immigration judge to allow us a continuance so that I could bring documents that I new I had but he refused saying that I should have brought them to the court that day. The judge knew that we were not told to bring them because he scolded the attorney but went ahead and said that the case had been pending for far too long and will not continue it again. We were told about Appealworks through a friend of us who had access to the internet.  He helped putting us in contact with an attorney of this firm to represent us in the appeal with the BIA.  About seven months after they filed the appeal briefs, we were back with the same immigration court in Baltimore for a new trial.  Today, thanks entirely to the help of the lawyers from this office me and my son are now permanent legal residents.  I want to say that me and all of my children are forever grateful for what you have done for us.  We will never forget the lawyers for this office. 


A & A D., from Baltimore, Maryland



"I had been told by many attorneys ... that because the Immigration Court had properly served my wife with notice of the next scheduled hearing ... it would be impossible for the Immigration Judge in Newark, New Jersey, to reopen her case." 


My wife is from Central America. I am an American citizen. My wife was ordered deported by an Immigration Judge in Newark, New Jersey, in 1999. I had been told by many attorneys that I had consulted with, that because the Immigration Court had properly served my wife with notice of the next scheduled hearing, it would be mpossible for the Immigration Judge in Newark, New Jersey, to reopen her removal proceedings.  In 2006, I was reviewing Appealworks® web site and was encouraged after talking to one of the attorneys.  I was concerned because their offices are in California and I was thousands of miles away in New Jersey, but after talking to the attorney for considerable time without ever mentioning money, or feeling pressured to hire him, we soon realized that he was sincerely motivated to help us achieve our individual goal. We were assigned an attorney who prepared the motion to reopen and all of the documents by telephone, fax and email.  After several weeks, he completed and filed the motion with the Immigration Court in Newark, New Jersey. The Immigration Judge actually denied my wife's motion to reopen shortly thereafter but the Board of Immigration Appeals then reversed his decision on appeal. Today, I can state that my wife is a permanent resident alien thanks to the thorough legal representation my wife and I received from the attorney for Appealworks®.   


M.R. & W.E., in Newark, New Jersey.


"I visited numerous attorneys in Houston ... but all of them told me that there was nothing they could do after the Consul of the US had denied his visa."


In 2007, my husband and I attended an appointment at the United States Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez in connection with his application for an immigrant visa based on his marriage to me, a citizen of the United States.  Little did we know (despite the fact that we had a local attorney to prepare all of our documents) that my husband would not be allowed to come back with me because he had been present in the US without permission for more than one year.  I was forced to come back to our home in Houston without him and was faced with the reality, among other things, that we would lose all of our assets because I could never meet our joint expenses without his income.  A few days later, my husband was "paroled" into the US because he had witnessed a crime committed against federal agents, and was a material witness to the crime.  I visited numerous attorneys in Houston and asked if they could help us, but all of them told me that there was nothing they could do after the Consul of the US had denied his visa.  When I contacted Appealworks®, I spoke to an attorney who after listening to all of the facts explained to me that my husband could obtain his permanent residence in Houston and despite all that had transpired.  Today, he is a permanent resident alien when his application for adjustment of status was granted by the Citizenship and Immigration Services in Houston Texas.


N.F. & S.F., Houston, Texas     

"We consulted other immigration attorneys and all of them told us that my husband could not get his case reopened now not only because he had been properly served with the notice of the hearing but specially so because he had already filed a motion to reopen and had been denied." 


My husband is a native of Colombia, who was deported in absentia by an Immigration Judge in Los Angeles in 1994.  I am a citizen of the United States and I wanted to help him obtain his permanent residence status. However, because he was ordered deported in 1994, we hired an immigration attorney in Los Angeles in 2001 to help us obtain reopening.  The attorney filed a motion to reopen but the motion was denied because the Immigration Judge found that my husband had been "properly" served with the notice to appear in court and had failed to explain satisfactorily why he did not appear.  We consulted other immigration attorneys and all of them told us that my husband could not get his case reopened now not only because he had been properly served with the notice of the hearing but specially so because he had already filed a motion to reopen and had been denied. Before filing our second motion to reopen with the assistance of Appealworks® in 2007, we had also contacted a certified specialist in immigration law from Florida, who wrote to my husband that he was ineligible for adjustment of status and that he could not reopen his case because of the same reasons. In 2007, the attorney from Appealworks® filed  a very thorough motion to reopen containing sufficient explanations to why he did not attend to the hearing on the first time, and why the first motion to reopen was deficient.  The Immigration Judge in Los Angeles granted my husband's motion to reopen and we were allowed to pursue the adjustment of status application outside of the immigration court.  


M.A. & G.H., in Los Angeles, California     

 "...thank you for the work you did on this matter.  You have helped a family in need at their most critical moment." 
I am an immigration attorney and have a busy immigration practice in Baltimore, Maryland. I first contacted Immigration AppealWorks to determine if they would be able to prepare on behalf of one of my clients an application for prosecutorial discretion to allow my client to stay in the United States because of health and humanitarian grounds seeking to postpone her already scheduled removal to her home country. Because of prior engaged professional commitments I had, I did not have the necessary time available for preparing the application for the exercise of prosecutorial discretion to enable me to stop her scheduled removal from the United States within such a short time. An attorney from Immigration Appealworks was able to accept the challenge and he worked preparing all of the necessary documents and applications (even) during the weekend. I was happy to report back to the attorney a few days later that ICE had approved the application for prosecutorial discretion and had granted my client a reprival for one (1) year.  

A.R., Esq., Baltimore, MD.   

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