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Immigration Litigation

United States Immigration Litigation

As the grandson of immigrants, Scott D. Pollock knows that people want to move to the United States to create a better life for themselves and their family. Unfortunately, obstacles to pursuing that dream are numerous and can include litigation proceedings.

For immigrants pursuing legal action to appeal negative decisions from immigration judges or fighting denials of immigration benefits, experienced legal counsel can help. The attorneys at Scott D. Pollock & Associates represent clients in various types of immigration litigation, including those described below.

Appeals Before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) is the highest administrative body for interpreting and applying immigration laws. Although the BIA is located in Falls Church, Virginia, it has nationwide jurisdiction.

The BIA hears appeals rendered by immigration judges or the Department of Homeland Security. Only licensed attorneys or certified BIA representatives can represent people who submit appeals to the BIA.

Our law firm is experienced in representing individuals who have received negative decisions from an immigration judge or the Department of Homeland Security in making appeals to the BIA.

Immigration-Related Federal Court Litigation

With the unreasonable delays faced by many people who have applied for immigration benefits in the U.S., immigration-litigation in federal court is becoming more and more common.

Federal courts have limited jurisdiction, which means they are limited in the immigration matters they can hear. However, it’s important to note that litigation in federal court is drastically different from litigation in immigration courts, appeals before the BIA, or proceedings before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

The team at Scott D. Pollock & Associates is prepared to assist clients with immigration-related federal court litigation proceedings at any stage.

Motions to Reconsider or Reopen

If a person is denied an immigration benefit, the applicant can file a motion to reconsider or reopen to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services District Director who denied their application.

Motions to reconsider are based solely on legal grounds and require well-reasoned arguments to establish the denial was based on an incorrect application of the law. Motions to reopen may be filed based on new evidence or changed circumstances. They require documentary evidence and statements of facts.

We can help individuals determine whether to file a motion to reconsider or reopen and, if so, assist with establishing the appropriate evidence and argument to present to the District Director.

Contact an Attorney Today

The support of a trusted attorney is invaluable when navigating the litigation process. If you have immigrated to the U.S. and are preparing to go to court, the specialists at Scott D. Pollock & Associates can help.

Our attorneys have over seven decades of combined experience in U.S. immigration law. We’ve provided high-quality and affordable litigation representation to numerous clients. 

Contact a member of our team today at 312.444.1940.