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NATIONAL IMMIGRATION APPELLATE PROJECT, INC.,
2945 Townsgate Road, Suite 200
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Toll Free Telephone (888) 450-2501
Toll Free Fax (866) 569-1898
Our Mailing Address for All Papers and Documents is:
Post Office Box 3664
Westlake Village, CA 91359-0664
You may also contact us by fax to our toll free fax number (866) 569-1898, by direct email to "cs@immigrationAppealworks.org", or by calling our toll free telephone number (888) 450-2501. If you chose to contact us by toll free telephone number during business hours (Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m., to 6:00 p.m.), you may be asked to leave your first name and telephone number where you can be reached momentarily including the area code where you are calling from (we will call you back if you are anywhere within the United States). In most instances, we will call you back within a short time. If you call or email us during non-business hours, you may also want to leave your first name and telephone number for one of our representatives to call you back the following business morning. In all cases, we appreciate the opportunity to earn your appellate needs. Although we may accept to represent a noncitizen in any appellate proceedings or motions to reopen, reconsider, or remand, we do not accept cases that involve other proceedings such as applications for permanent residence, immigrant visas, or petitions for adjustment of status, etc. We may also accept to represent noncitizens in judicial appellate proceedings such as petitions for review of final orders of the Board of Immigration Appeals before the United States Court of Appeals in all the federal circuits.
Remember that if you have been ordered deported by an Immigration Judge, you only have 30 days in which to file a Notice of Appeal.
If you do not file the Notice of Appeal within those 30 days, your case is considered final and the Immigration Judge's decision is the last decision on your case. You will then be required to leave the US within the time granted by the Immigration Judge. Any employment authorization that may have been given to you during the court proceedings, will also expire. If you do not depart during the days when the period of voluntary departure is in effect, you will become a fugitive from the federal authorities and will be unable to file an application for a number of other benefits that you may be entitled in the future. For example, you decide to hide from the authorities because you will soon be able to apply for a green card based on your marriage to a US citizen partner, or based on a parent's application that will soon be filed. However, you will not be able to apply for any such benefits if you failed to abide by the order to depart voluntarily when you were told to do so.
On the other hand, if you do file an appeal within the 30 days required by law, you may continue to live in the US lawfully while your appeal is pending (often for several years); you may also continue to obtain employment authorization extensions; and, most importantly, you may be able to overturn the decision of the Immigration Judge, if your appeal convinces the Board of Immigration Appeals that the Immigration Judge erred in some manner, or that some injustice occurred during the immigration court proceedings which warrants correction. Finally, you may also be the beneficiary of a change in the law, which may give you the right to apply for new relief not available before. With all of the benefits that an alien ordered deported may derive from filing a non-frivolous appeal, it would be, in most cases, inexplicable not to do so.