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. Although this website is designed mainly to assist immigration attorneys in their deportation defense practice, this website is also useful for noncitizens in deportation proceedings that are acting without attorneys as a source of valid information.

In Plain English - Legal Information is not Legal Advice

Ths website contains legal information that has the purpose of describing some of the applicable laws involving the filing of motions and appeals before Immigration Judges or the BIA. But legal advice on the other hand is distinguishable from legal information. For example, legal information is general, and only can be deemed to apply to hypothetical examples in the abstract. Legal advice on the other hand can only be given by a licensed attorney on how that same law applies to your individual situation and applies only to your individual case. You could rely upon legal advice given to you to make decisions on how to handle your particular case. While legal information is not actual legal advice that you could relied upon and you would be making a serious mistake in relying on hypothetical legal information to make decisions in your case. Make no mistake--nothing in this website is intended for you to take it as legal advice.      




This website is intended to be informational and educational only. Its contents are subject to modification and are indeed frequently and continuously being modified. Therefore, it would be wrong for any reader to consider its contents as amounting to legal advice of any kind to any particular reader. For these reasons, the reader would be also wrong to either take any action based solely on the information contained in this website or to refrain from taking any action involving his or her own case pending before any of the federal immigration agencies named in the website, based solely on any of the contents of the published articles appearing in this website. Instead, the reader is advised to consult with an immigration attorney regarding his or her own particular circumstances before acting or refraining from acting in their own situation. This website is maintained and operated by the National Immigration Appellate Project, Inc., and from time to time by any of its subsidiaries or other authorized operating managers. Your use of this website, which includes your present using of this website or your past and future use of this website, is governed by these “Terms and Conditions of the Use of this Website” (or “Terms & Conditions") also referred to as “Your Acknowledgment” (or “Acknowledgment”). By using the website you, the reader, acknowledge to have agreed to the Terms & Conditions as they appear below. The terms "using" or "use" in the context of the Terms & Conditions means entering this website, even when the act of entering may be unintended and accidentally, and by continuing to move a cursor or other device between any parts of the same page, or by moving it from page to page within the website, regardless of its purpose—e.g., whether moving the cursor or other device is for the purpose of reading any of its contents or to only looking and viewing its contents without reading them, and this meaning of the terms “using” or “use” in the same context continues to apply without exception throughout the time you are inside the website until such ending time when you exit the website.  

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Although this website concerns issues involving the application of federal laws and regulations to specific appellate legal processes and motions to reopen, reconsider or remand cases involving deportation or removal proceedings, you acknowledge and affirm that none of the contents in the website constitute legal advice to you, or someone on whose behalf you peruse the contents of this website.  You acknowledge and affirm that you should not use this website or rely on its contents in any manner whatsoever without seeking paid or pro bono legal advice from a qualified legal professional, attorney or law professor, to assist you in your own individual case. You acknowledge and affirm that you agree the website is not intended to constitute solicitation to form an attorney-client relationship, and that no attorney-client relationship could therefore be created by your use of the website. You further acknowledge and affirm that your forwarding of any communication to us, by written electronic or telephonic correspondence will not be considered to constitute a confidential communication.    

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