Immigration Law Litigation

Appeals

The attorneys at Alliant Law Group, LLC are experts in litigating complex federal cases. When other firm’s turn clients away, the attorneys at Alliant Law Group, LLC are able to use their years of expertise to develop winning case strategies.  What sets us apart is a meticulous attention to detail.  We initiate every matter by mapping out case contingencies, performing in-depth legal analysis, and anticipating the government’s arguments.  Our attorneys make sure that they are prepared for every challenge, no matter the scope.   They use every tool accessible to them; both outside and inside the court room.  Our litigation department includes a former asylum officer and a former federal prosecutor.

From Mandamus actions which force the government to decide on an immigration petition, to fighting for asylum applicants before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Federal Courts of Appeal, Alliant Law Group, LLC represents clients in all federal appellate forums.  In addition to appellate work, we also specialize in filing carefully crafted motions before the Board of Immigration Appeals:  including motions to reopen based on marriage and ineffective assistance of counsel; motions to reopen based on changed country conditions for asylum applicants; and motions to reopen and remand based on errors of law by the immigration judge. Our attorneys are admitted to practice in numerous Federal Courts of Appeal and District Courts, and they have a reputation for excellence.  We never hesitate when it comes to fighting for our clients, and we never cower when challenging the government.

Asylum

Our firm represents applicants for political asylum in both affirmative cases before the asylum offices and defensive cases before the immigration courts. We also handle appeals of asylum denials to the Board of Immigration Appeals as well as to the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Asylum applicants must show that they have a well founded fear of persecution in their home country or country of last habitual residence on account of their race, religion, political opinion, nationality or particular social group. The particular social group ground includes family groups and homosexuality. The successful applicant must show that they have suffered persecution in the past or that they have a well founded fear of future persecution. If the government is not the persecutor then it must be shown that the government is unable or unwilling to control the persecutory group.

There is a one year filing deadline to make an application for asylum. An applicant must file for asylum within one year of entry into the United States or within a reasonable time from the expiration of their authorized stay in the United States, usually within six months of expiration. Exceptions to the one year filing deadline include showing extraordinary circumstances or a change in country conditions which give rise to a valid claim for asylum. If the one year filing deadline cannot be met, it is still possible to apply for withholding of removal or for relief under the convention against torture. These forms of relief require an applicant to meet a higher standard of proof in making a successful claim.

We are extraordinary sensitive to the special needs of applicants for asylum and have an extraordinary record of success. We have represented many high profile asylum applicants, including individuals with highly classified knowledge of potential terror threats to the United States. If you have any questions about your possible claim to asylum, please contact Managing Partner Daniel Conidi in strictest confidence at Dconidi@alliantlaw.us.

Representation in Immigration Court

Our firm represents clients in removal proceedings before immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals and in Federal Courts. We handle asylum claims, withholding of removal and relief under the convention against torture claims. We also successfully handled cancellation of removal as well as in-court adjustments cases. We handle both lawful permanent resident and non-lawful permanent resident cancellation of removal cases.

Our firm also represents victims of domestic violence as well as certain crime victims who qualify for U-visas. We also represent criminal aliens in removal proceedings. Representation of criminal aliens is complex requiring a thorough understanding of the treatment of different crimes under the Immigration & Nationality Act. We also represent clients in bond hearing proceedings, requesting that bond be lowered by the immigration judge. We represent detained clients, including those with prior orders of deportation. We have successfully reopened old orders of removal where relief was available and strong equities existed including long time residence in the United States, U.S. Citizen relatives and difficult conditions in the country of removal. We have also successfully stopped deportation by obtaining deferred action relief for clients with final orders of deportation.

If you or a loved one have been placed in removal proceedings, please reach out to Managing Partner Daniel Conidi in strictest confidence at Dconidi@alliantlaw.us.

Waivers

Many clients find that they are inadmissible to the United States due to prior immigration violations or even criminal conduct. For clients with inadmissibility grounds who wish to visit the United States with a nonimmigrant visa including a visitor or work visa, we can file a nonimmigrant visa waiver which will waive the ground of inadmissibility and allow the client to enter the United States. Almost all inadmissibility grounds may be waived by the nonimmigrant visa waiver, however, a successful waiver application must be approved by a DHS officer in a discretionary decision. Proper formulation of a waiver application is essential in obtaining the waiver. The more serious the criminal or immigration violation is, the more difficult it is to obtain the waiver. Nonimmigrant waiver applicants do not need to have a compelling need to travel to the United States; their purpose in traveling could be for leisure or business.

On many occasions, through the expert use of the proper waiver applications, we have successfully brought clients back to the United States after they were deported. Applicants for lawful permanent residence may obtain waivers of certain criminal conduct, immigration fraud, unlawful presence, and other immigration violations by showing extreme hardship to their lawful permanent resident or US citizen spouses or parents. Criminal waivers applicants may also show extreme hardship to their children, however serious criminal convictions may make an applicant ineligible to apply for a waiver. Extreme hardship can be shown by long residency in the United States, strong family ties in the US, and medical issues that can’t be properly treated in the client’s home country. Waivers are a complex area of immigration law which should be handled by an experienced immigration attorney. Please contact Managing Partner Daniel Conidi in strictest confidence at Dconidi@alliantlaw.us