Many people ordered deported by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) may file a Petition for Review with a federal circuit court. Circuit courts review final removal orders, denial of asylum applications and denials of motions to reopen or reconsider. They also review some removal orders issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). A Petition for Review must be filed within 30 days of when the final removal order was issued.
Federal district courts consider other types of immigration cases. For example, people in immigration detention can challenge their detention by filing habeas corpus petitions in federal district court. Many people can also file a mandamus action seeking an order mandating that the U.S. government make a decision on a pending application or petition.
Please contact us with any potential petitions for review or other federal court actions in the federal district court in Connecticut, or federal circuit courts.