You really do not want to go further than the IJ. BIA cases can take a year and maybe to a circuit court. Every city has a different time frame due to backlogs. No idea in Atlanta.
If the BIA denies your case you can take appeal the case to Federal Court.
This is not easy at all
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Your case can be reviewed in federal court if there is a basis. See to it that all the issues are preserved in anticipaton of an appeal. You need to work with a lawyer who handles appellate matters.
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