If your deportation proceedings have concluded and you are not happy with the results, you may be able to appeal you decision to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). An appeal is generally required within 30 days of the decision of the Immigration Court. If your appeal is not filed within the 30 days, you may lose your right to appeal forever. An appeal can be filed if you feel the Immigration Judge made a mistake of law or fact, or if you feel your prior attorney was ineffective. Once an appeal is filed, your attorney will receive a transcript of the hearing. The BIA will set a date for your attorney to file a brief, arguing the legal or factual errors of the Immigration Judge. In order to win on appeal, your brief must clearly articulate the facts and applicable law for your case. It is highly recommended you speak with an experienced immigration attorney to determine whether an appeal may be a possibility in your case. If appeal is an option, an experienced immigration attorney will greatly improve your chances of winning your appeal. Contact Dorsett & Zapata, PLLC now for your free consultation.