That is not an egregious fee. Shop around, you can find better. Keep in mind the cheapest is not always the best. My firm handles motions to reopen before the board.
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You are a very fortunate immigrant, however you should not push your luck. There is nothing "fairly simple" when it comes to immigration, and sometimes even non-experienced attorneys can botch a case, much less an unrepresented immigrant. The issue of fees is relative and you should discuss it at length with the attorney you decide to hire.
we cannot quote fees here on the forum, but all attorneys have different fees and it depends on the amount of work and experience of the attorney and even the region. A Motion to the BIA would not be a "routine" or "simple", but something an experienced attorney working with the BIA should be able to handle. If you do not like this fee, shop around
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Whether a certain fee is "a bit too much" is relative to the facts. You have invested at least 5 years in your case so far. It is apparent that this was not a "fairly simple" matter. How much would you have paid to have those years back?
An experienced Immigration Attorney will want to examine your complete file and will charge based on the issues and potential commitment of time. Why not consult with a few Attorneys so you can get a good idea of what the fees are for this type of case in your area. You can find many competent attorneys here on AVVO.com. Good luck.
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