Criminal Defense of Immigrants
§ 11.82 (B)
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(B) After Removal Order. After the Immigration Court has issued an order of removal, the noncitizen can file an appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) if appeal has not been waived. Any appeal to the BIA must be filed within 30 days of the removal order. Jurisdiction over the case vests with the BIA after the Notice of Appeal has been filed. The noncitizen may alternatively choose to file a motion to reconsider the decision of the Immigration Judge, or a motion to reopen the proceedings. See § 15.34, infra.
 8 C.F.R. § 1003.38.
 8 C.F.R. § 1003.3.
POST CON RELIEF - EFFECTIVE ORDER - VACATUR IS APPROPRIATE BASIS TO REOPEN REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS
Pena-Muriel v. Gonzales, 489 F.3d 438 (1st Cir. Jun. 13, 2007) (the overturning of a conviction upon which deportability was premised is an appropriate basis for reopening administrative proceedings); De Faria v. INS, 13 F.3d 422, 423 (1st Cir. 1993); see also Alim v. Gonzales, 446 F.3d 1239, 1249-50 (11th Cir. 2006); Cruz-Garza v. Ashcroft, 396 F.3d 1125, 1128-29 (10th Cir. 2005).
GOING BACK TO IMMIGRATION COURT AFTER POST-CONVICTION RELIEF - ISSUE MUST BE PRESENTED TO BIA BEFORE PETITIONING FOR REVIEW BY A MOTION TO REOPEN FOR EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES EVEN IF THE 90-DAY DEADLINE FOR FILING A MOTION TO REOPEN HAS PASSED
Toledo-Hernandez v. Mukasey, 521 F.3d 332 (5th Cir. Mar. 12, 2008) ("[I]f the BIA has never been given the opportunity to consider an issue but has the mechanisms to remedy it, even where the 90-day period for presenting a motion to reopen has passed, a petitioner must first present the issue to the Board in the form of a motion to reopen for exceptional circumstances. Toledo does not dispute that he has not raised the issue of his vacated convictions before the BIA, nor does he contend that the BIA has inadequate mechanisms to address and remedy his claim. Accordingly, this Court lacks jurisdiction to review this claim.").