Austin Immigration Appeal Lawyers Helping Immigrants In Austin and Across Texas
You filed out all the paperwork and have gone through the headache of dealing with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). But – your application has been denied. Do you give up? Where do you turn for help? If your visa, Green Card, waiver, or other immigration application has been denied, we can help. Our solid team of Austin immigration appeals lawyers at the law firm of Walker Gates Vela, PLLC gives clients the freedom to appeal and re-file their immigration applications. We’ll tell you what went wrong the first time – and ensure it doesn’t happen again.
Types of appeals our Austin immigration lawyers handle
Appeals of 1-130 Denials –The I-130 Form is the document you file to petition a family member to come to the United States. You form may have been denied because you failed to show proof you were a permanent resident or citizen, couldn’t provide enough evidence of a familial relationship, or you didn’t provide enough information. Our Austin immigration lawyers can help you appeal the initial decision or review what went wrong on the first document and help you file another Form I-130.
Appeals of Adjustment of Status Denials –If you want to transition from “nonimmigrant” status “immigrant” status – meaning you are now a legal permanent resident – you must file for an Adjustment of Status. If your application is denied, you cannot appeal since this is a discretionary decision rather than a legal “right.” Instead an Austin immigration attorney at Walker Gates Vela can assist you with re-filing your initial application.
Appeals of Immigration Visa Denials – If you are trying to come to the U.S. and your visa has been denied, we can assist with:
- Immigrant Fiancé petitions
- Petitions to Remove Conditions on Permanent Residence
- T and U Visa petitions for crime victims
Appeals of 1601 Waiver Denials – If your immigration application was found inadmissible, you can file a 1601 Waiver – a Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility. If your application is denied, you cannot appeal the decision or ask USCIS to reconsider. However, if your situation changes, our attorneys can help you re-file to ensure approval. For example, if you had a communicable disease but it is now cured, you may file for a new Waiver.
Other immigration appeals – The Austin immigration appeals attorneys at Walker Gates Vela may also be able to assist you with appeals involving:
- Applications for Temporary Protected Status
- Applications for waiver of ground of inadmissibility
- Applications for permission to reapply for admission after deportation
- Certain special immigrant visa petitions (Form I-360 except for Form I-360 widower appeals, which are appealable to the BIA);
- Applications to preserve residence for naturalization purposes
- Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) determinations that a surety bond has been breached.
Immigration appeals: where to file
With the help of an immigration attorney, you can bring an appeal to one of two offices:
- Appeals to the board of immigration: The Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) is the government office within the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) department. Our lawyers can represent you in all aspects of appeals to the board of immigration.
- Appeals to the federal court of appeals: the highest administrative body for applying immigration law is the federal Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) in the Department of Justice.
Depending on your circumstance, our Austin immigration attorneys can represent and advise in either appeals body.
Contact our Austin immigration appeals lawyers today
At Walker Gates Vela, we take your immigration status seriously. We use every resource we have to ensure your appeal or re-filing is accepted. To learn more about our services, contact our law firm today by calling (512) 633-1785 for our Austin office or (361) 356-4502 for our Corpus Christi office.