If you believe that the United States immigration authorities made an incorrect decision on your case, immigration lawyers at Kosacci Law Firm, P.C. can help you take the necessary steps to have the Unites States government try to change their decision. There are two different motions that can possibly be filed, one is a motion to reopen and the other is a motion to reconsider.
If you file a motion to reopen your case, that motion:
- Must include new facts
- Requires affidavits and/or other evidence to support those facts
If you file a motion to reconsider your case, that motion:
- Must state a reason to reconsider the original decision
- Must provide evidence of prior decisions, showing the law or agency policy, that prove the original decision was made in error
It is very important to remember that there are specific deadlines for when these motions should be filed with the court. The motion to reopen should be filed with the court within 90 days of the date of entry of a final administrative order of removal, deportation, or exclusion. A motion to reconsider must be filed within 30 days of the date of entry of a final administrative order of removal, deportation, or exclusion.
Because immigration documents can get very complicated and each case is different, it would be beneficial to contact us for any questions you may have regarding this or any immigration issues you may have. We have had great success with helping people with their immigration situations.