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Immigration Courts and Appeals

Each year, thousands of Immigrants go through removal proceedings in the United States. Currently, there are more than one million cases are pending before immigration courts. Defending yourself or your loved one before immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) can be long, daunting, and heart-wrenching. Having an attorney help you or your loved one through the proceedings may be the key to your success. Contact the Law Offices of Gopal Shah at (510) 402-4570today.

What is Removal Proceedings?

Removal proceedings are administrative proceedings to determine an individual's removability under United States immigration laws. removal proceedings are initiated by filing a Notice To Appear (NTA) by the government. Anytime the government wants to remove someone from the United States it starts removal proceedings. Removal proceedings are normally conducted before an immigration court.

What Reliefs are Available Against Removal from the United States?

Asylum can be granted to people who file for protection based on a well-founded fear of persecution on account of his or her:

  • Asylum, Withholding of Removal and Protection Under the Convention Against Torture
  • Cancellation of Removal for Green Card Holders and Non-Green Card Holders
  • Adjustment of Status
  • Voluntary Departure
  • Deferred Action

Appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)

The BIA is the highest administrative body for interpreting and applying immigration laws. The BIA is located at EOIR headquarters in Falls Church, VA. Generally, BIA does not conduct courtroom proceedings – it decides appeals by conducting “paper review” of cases. The BIA hears appeals from Immigration Courts and USCIS.

Contact us Today to Represent you before an Immigration Court or in Appeals before the BIA

We have successfully represented many clients before immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) in both detained and Non-detained cases.

At the Gopal Shah Immigration PC, we make your removal proceedings easy for you. Contact our office today to learn more about the removal proceedings before Immigration Courts and Appeals before the BIA.


We at the Law Offices of Gopal Shah are committed to answering your questions about your Immigration law issues.

Attorney Gopal Shah offers personalized paid consultations to answer your Immigration questions or evaluate your case. He will listen to your immigration story and let you know how he can address your needs specifically. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.