Your friend should contact an immigration lawyer ASAP. Generally when an appeal is denied by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) the next option is to file an appeal with the US court of appeals for the 2nd Circuit ( if the individual hearing was in NYC), within 30 days of the BIA denial. However this appeal is very complex and your friend should contact an immigration attorney ASAP, who also can advise him on any possible Motions to reconsider or reopen.
I agree with my colleague ... she only has 30 days from the date of denial to appeal to the Circuit Court of Appeals.
She needs a lawyer ... IMMEDIATELY.
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I agree with my colleagues that if the appeal was made to the Board of Immigration Appeals, your friend may also appeal to the Circuit court. Depending on her situation and especially if she has minor children, she may also apply for Stay of Removal with the Enforcement and Removal Operations office at 26 Federal Plaza. In any event, she should contact an immigration attorney as soon as possible.
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If your friend has been represented up to this point, your friend needs to contact the existing counsel.
If your friend has not had counsel before now, it is time do secure counsel to explore any remaining options which may be available.