Cancellation of Removal – Stay In By Ending the Proceedings
Wouldn’t it be nice to make your removal proceedings go away? The Immigration Court has the discretion to do so if the right evidence is presented. Generally, discretionary relief is available for both qualifying lawful permanent residents and qualifying non-permanent residents.
If you are a lawful permanent resident, you may qualify for cancellation of removal if:
- You have been a lawful permanent resident for at least 5 years;
- You have continuously resided in the United States for at least 7 years after having been lawfully admitted; and
- You have not been convicted of an aggravated felony.
If you are a non-permanent resident, you may qualify for cancellation of removal if:
- You have been continuously present for at least 10 years in the U.S.;
- You have been a person of good moral character during that time;
- You have been convicted of an offense that would make you removable; and
- You demonstrate that removal would result in exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to you or your other immediate family members (limited to your spouse, parent, or child) who are either U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents.
To see if you qualify for cancellation of removal, call me today.