How much information do I need to provide in the BIA Notice o Appeal, question 6, reason for appeal?
That depends on the basis for the appeal - are you appealing a finding of fact? a discretionary decision? a legal conclusion? a combination of these? You can find some guidance in Part F of the general instructions - but keep in mind that "[i]f you do not give specific reasons, with details, in item # 6, or in attachments to your Notice of Appeal, the Board may dismiss your appeal on that basis alone."
I think that is way too great a risk to ignore, and you should seriously consider using an attorney for your appeal. In addition to the possibility that your appeal is dismissed outright, you risk overlooking issues that you would waive unless you raise them now. An attorney would also be able to advise you about whether you need to take any additional action, such as requesting a stay of removal, if this is a case about a decision in immigration court, or if it may be better to file a new petition, if this is a case about a USCIS denial.
An attorney will review your case for things that the appeal could and should focus on, advise you about whether to seek review by a panel or a single judge, and ensure that key procedural steps are followed to ensure that your appeal is not dismissed for technical defects. Also, please remember that your Notice of Appeal needs to be RECEIVED by the deadline - delays in the mail will not excuse a late-filed appeal.
Really? You do not even know the answer to you basic question and you think you can win an appeal?
You really, really need to retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts and handle the case.
You have already lost in immigration court and it only gets harder on appeal.
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