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Petitions for Declaratory Relief

Writs of Mandamus / Requests for Declaratory Relief / Habeas

Certain remedies may be pursued in federal district court requesting review of agency decisions. The following is a simplified, non-exclusive list of court remedies that are generally available to individuals who have been adversely affected by a certain action (or inaction) from a government agency:

  • A complaint for declaratory relief basically asks the court to declare a certain agency decision unconstitutional or unlawful.
  • A request for injunction relief asks the court to enjoin or restrain the agency from committing a certain act that would harm the person’s case.
  • A writ of mandamus asks the court to issue an order to a government officer to perform a mandatory duty on the case. This remedy is commonly sought when the immigration agency has delayed in making a decision on an application.
  • A writ of habeas corpus (or “Great Writ”) is a legal action challenging the unlawful detention of a person.

The passage of recent immigration laws has restricted federal judicial review over certain claims. Some remedies even require that the applicant exhaust his or her administrative remedies before seeking federal judicial review. Therefore it is imperative to seek legal counsel to determine if your case qualifies for legal action in federal court and evaluate which remedy best suits your case.

Immigration law is often compared to tax law in its complexity. Do not struggle alone with complicated state and federal immigration laws and the varying immigration laws of other countries. We have helped thousands of individuals, families and businesses resolve their immigration law challenges. Contact us for a low-charge initial consultation to discuss how we can help you, your family or your business.

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“Mr. Chavez I cannot THANK YOU enough for helping us in reuniting our family. The WAIVER you completed for my husband was EXCELLENT. We will forever be grateful to you and your professional staff. I knew from my first consultation that you were sincere about helping your clients. You are an example of what a great attorney is. I HIGHLY recommend your law firm to everyone.“

– Elizabeth C., Crowley, TX (I-601 Waiver of inadmissibility in Cd. Juarez, Mexico)

“I am the General Counsel for a global internet security company. I have been working with Martin and his team for over three years on immigration matters including permanent residence, intracompany-transferee, investor’s, and H-1B matters. My experience has been outstanding. Martin or anyone in the firm always respond promptly and professionally. I usually work on very tight deadline and Martin and his team have always helped us achieve our goals. In my experience in comparison to working with other immigration lawyers, Chavez & Valko makes the complicated and burdensome process feel like a breeze. I would recommend Chavez & Valko to anyone who wants precision, promptness and professionalism.”

– Alexandra Albro, General Counsel, ESET ESET

“My husband WAS detained in a detention center, facing the possibility of deportation. As of today, my husband is home . . with the judge granting his cancellation of removal, and he was able to keep his permanent resident status here in the United States. . . The law firm of Chavez & Valko was wonderful to work with, guiding us through this long and difficult process with such conviction and compassion, that they gave my family and I that peace of mind of hope and encouragement that everything will be fine. . . I highly recommend the law firm of Chavez & Valko to anyone with immigration matter(s). . . Please continue doing what you do because you guys really do change lives. ”

– Removal client, Dallas, TX (Cancellation of Removal of Lawful Permanent Resident)

“My family and I would like to thank the attorneys from the immigration law firm of Chavez & Valko LLP for the great work fulfilled in my immigration case which had a happy ending. . . the immigration law argued that a criminal case like the one I had was eligible for deportation and my options were minimal. . . With their experience and great knowledge in immigration law, their perseverance and professionalism, they were able to win my case in my favor in Dallas immigration court (EOIR). I would like to give special thanks to the law firm of Chavez & Valko, who was with us at all times giving us support, security and great optimism.”

– Cecilio & Family, Dallas, TX (Defense against deportation in immigration court with 212(h) Waiver and Cuban Adjustment)

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