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Petitions for Review before U.S. Courts of Appeals

Immigrants may challenge the adverse decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals by filing a Petition for Review with the U.S. Court of Appeals that has jurisdiction over the geographic area where the removal proceedings occurred.

Christophe Law Group, P.C. has experienced attorneys admitted to the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits. Therefore, this firm can represent immigrants in their petitions for Review in virtually any part of the United States.

Our attorneys have filed hundreds of Petitions for Review covering the Circuits listed above. Our Petitions have resulted in many precedent decisions by these Courts. The Petitions filed with the Courts of Appeals cover a range of immigration law issues. Our experienced attorneys will be able to review your case to determine the best strategy for you and will be able to uncover the issues that are ripe for appeal.

Immigration Cases before the Supreme Court

An immigrant who’s Petition for Review has been denied by the U.S. Court of Appeals may file a Petition for Writ of Certiorari with the Supreme Court. This “writ,” is a request to the Court to permit appeal of your case, as appeal to the Supreme Court is not automatic.

Christophe Law Group, P.C. has filed a number of Writs of Certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court. Our experienced attorneys can advise you as to whether the circumstances of your individual case involves issues where there is a dispute between the U.S. Courts of Appeal or presents issues raising serious policy questions affecting the rights of many individuals.

Actions in U.S. District Courts

Immigrants may challenge delay of governmental action in adjudicating their immigration benefit applications by filing a mandamus action in federal district court. Often the mere filing of a well argued mandamus action will be sufficient to convince the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service to adjudicate applications which would otherwise languish sometimes for years without decision.

Christophe Law Group, P.C. has experienced attorneys who can evaluate your case to determine whether a mandamus action is proper under the circumstances. There is no reason to suffer through extended delays in adjudication, particularly as family members languish overseas. If you have a pending immigration petition that has taken far too long to adjudicate, we can help.


The attorneys of Christophe Law Group, P.C. assist clients throughout the greater New York and New Jersey area including Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester, Jersey City, Hoboken, Union City, Weehawken, West New York, Secaucus, North Bergen, Bayonne, Newark, Cliffside Park, Harrison, Edgewood, North Arlington and Rutherford.



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