Who We Are
Immigration AppealWorks® is a Division of the National Immigration Appellate Project, Inc., and a non-governmental private organization located amidst rolling hills in sunny Westlake Village, California. Our immigration exclusive appellate practice consists of filing and prosecuting direct appeals and motions in all administrative proceedings, such as—direct appeals or motions before the Office of the Immigration Judge or before the Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA"), the Legalization Appeals Unit ("LAU") or the Administrative Appeals Office ("AAO") without regard to the specific state in which the original proceedings were initiated. The reason for this is because all of the administrative appellate processes are filed in one central office for the entire United States and the appellate processes are completed in writing. Therefore, if you live in Alaska, Hawaii, or any of the 48 contiguous states, we can assign an attorney to represent you in any of the appellate processes mentioned above or prepare the necessary filings in propia persona whether you are the noncitizen directly affected by an adverse decision of the immigration judge, or if you are an attorney seeking to obtain assistance with the filing and prosecuting of an appellate process or motion to reopen, reconsider, rescind or remand on behalf of your client.
Our immigration appeals exclusive practice also extends to judicial proceedings. Namely, we will file and prosecute any Petition for Review of a "final order" of the BIA or of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency ("ICE") before the United States Court of Appeals in the federal circuits of the United States, in the same manner as shown in the preceding paragraph.
Our services are limited exclusively to administrative and judicial Immigration "appellate" processes. Therefore, we do not offer representation of noncitizen in their "initial" proceedings and will do so only after a noncitizen has been ordered deported, excluded or removed from the United States by an Immigration Judge or the Board of Immigration Appeals, or has otherwise lost his or her case before any of these federal agencies.
CAVEAT: Note that all direct appeals and most all motions have time restrictions that must be complied with before the noncitizen's appeal or motion can be filed and accepted. The agency issuing the order of "denial" is required to indicate the particular time restriction in which to seek administrative review.