Federal Courts

Every year, decisions on immigration-related cases are made in the United States Federal Courts. In the field of immigration, specifically deportation, decisions are made by Immigration Judges and may be appealed to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and from that point, nondiscretionary matters may be appealed to the appropriate U.S. Court of Appeals.

When the government fails to make a decision for a petition, an application, or a visa for an unjustified long period of time, the applicant can ask that a Federal Judge enforce a Writ of Mandamus to push the respective government agency to make a decision on the pending case.


Supreme Court 1st Circuit 2nd Circuit 3rd Circuit 4th Circuit 5th Circuit 6th Circuit
Federal Circuit 7th Circuit 8th Circuit 9th Circuit 10th Circuit 11th Circuit DC Circuit