Barrows Levy PLLC represents clients in a wide variety of immigration case matters including family and employment-based work visas, deportation defense and appeals, immigrant and non-immigrant visa applications, consular processing overseas and naturalization matters. We routinely handle cases throughout the United States in front of local USCIS District Offices, Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Administrative Appeals Office, Federal District Courts and the United States Courts of Appeal. No case is too big or too small as we represent individuals and families, as well as large corporations.
At Barrows Levy PLLC, our focus is on providing the highest quality legal representation and maintaining communication with our valued clients. Our immigration attorneys aggressively pursue both affirmative relief for those clients looking to obtain visas or citizenship and defensive applications to those facing removal from the United States.
With ever evolving immigration laws, we strive to present our clients with case-strategies that take into account the newest government policy and adjudication trends. Our trusted Immigration Attorneys have practiced for nearly two decades in the immigration Courts throughout New York.
We look forward to serving your immigration and nationality law needs.
The Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) is an administrative appellate body that is part of the U.S. Department of Justice. BIA decisions are the final administrative action in a removal proceeding. However, most BIA decisions can be appealed to a United States Court of Appeals.
The BIA may be affirm the decision of an Immigration Judge. Alternatively, the Board may either reverse or remand a Judge’s decision.
A “stay” decision issued by the BIA temporarily prevents the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from executing an order of removal, deportation, or exclusion. A stay may also be issued by the BIA to temporarily prevent release of a respondent on a bond.
Some stays are automatic, while others are discretionary. Automatic stays do not have to be requested. For example, when a respondent appeals an immigration judge’s removal decision, the removal order is automatically stayed while the appeal is pending. Discretionary stays have to be requested. For example, if a respondent is seeking to reopen an immigration judge’s removal order, the stay is not automatic, and the respondent has to ask for one.
The immigration attorneys at Barrows Levy PLLC regularly obtain stays of deporation while our client’s appeals are pending. If you or a loved one is facing removal from the United States, call us today. We can help!