Federal Immigration Litigation in Miami

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Many of us have heard the saying, “when you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!”

For some, that “knot” comes in the form of a lawsuit against the U.S. Government in federal court. For a good number of people, federal court litigation proves to be a powerful tool of last resort that finally resolves their long-pending immigration dilemma. The federal court litigation of immigration matters can be successfully used to:

  • Challenge a removal (deportation) order on legal or constitutional grounds
  • Challenge the detention of an individual held in immigration custody
  • Compel the U.S. Government to decide an application or petition following an unreasonable delay
  • Challenge USCIS’ denial of a naturalization application
  • Recover money damages for harm caused by a federal official or federal agency’s unlawful behavior

The litigation of immigration matters in federal court is dramatically different from proceedings before USCIS, a consular officer, in immigration court, or before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). The federal court litigation of immigration matters takes place in federal district courts, federal appeals courts, and in some cases, the U.S. Supreme Court. The U.S. Department of Justice has a special division, the Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL), with special federal prosecutors devoted to handling civil immigration litigation matters in the federal district and appellate courts. These cases often involve difficult jurisdictional issues and normally encounter a great deal of government opposition through the filing of motions to dismiss and for summary judgment.

Don’t risk a needless dismissal. Have an experienced federal immigration litigation attorney at Figueroa-Contreras Law Group represent you in your immigration-related federal court litigation matter. Trust our attorneys to take your immigration or naturalization case to federal court and fight like warriors to enforce your rights.

Figueroa-Contreras Law Group’s skilled federal court litigation attorneys assist clients from around the word with the following immigration and naturalization litigation matters in U.S. District Courts and U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals:

  • Administrative Procedures Act (APA) actions to challenge unlawful agency actions or decisions outside the removal context
  • Bivens actions against federal officials and their supervisors, to seek recovery for injuries caused by the officials’ civil rights violations
  • Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) action to seek monetary recovery for damages caused by a federal employee while acting within the scope of his or her employment
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Litigation, to challenge inadequate FOIA responses, improper invocations of FOIA exemptions, or an agency’s failure or refusal to disclose certain documents or information
  • Habeas Corpus petitions to challenge an immigration detainee’s detention or the conditions of immigration detention
  • Mandamus actions based on unreasonable delays in the decision on a petition or application for immigration benefits or where a decision on a naturalization application has been pending for over 120 days
  • Naturalization appeals, to challenge naturalization denials by USCIS
  • Petitions for Review filed in the appropriate U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to challenge BIA dismissals of appeals or denials of motions to reopen or motions to reconsider.
  • Motions and emergency motions for judicial Stay of Removal

Contact us today to evaluate your case for potential litigation in federal court.


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