Cancellation Of Removal

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Imagine waking up one morning to find out the government is seeking to have you or a loved one removed (“deported”) from the United States. Did you know that you can file a petition to have deportation cancelled? With the right lawyer in your corner, you might discover options that can completely change your life and circumstances.

A person can face removal from the United States for many reasons. For example, the government might seek your removal based upon alleged criminal activities or because you overstayed a visa. If you’re facing removal, you need to immediately contact The Federal Defenders, By Paul Padda Law to explore your options.

Proud and active members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the attorneys at The Federal Defenders have extensive experience representing clients before immigration courts. In fact, many other immigration lawyers refer their more complicated cases to The Federal Defenders given the depth of expertise, skill and former government experience held by our attorneys.

Cancellation of removal is a powerful form of immigration relief that can be granted by an immigration judge to stop a deportation from taking place. A successful cancellation of removal for a non-permanent resident will result in the grant of a “Green Card” whereas for a lawful permanent resident that is subject to removability it will result in the retention of a Green Card

Qualifying For Cancellation Of Removal

The attorneys at The Federal Defenders, By Paul Padda Law can you help you determine if you or a loved one qualify for cancellation of removal. In order to apply for this type of relief, you must be the subject of deportation proceedings and have been served with a Notice to Appear (“NTA”) by immigration authorities.

If the attorneys at The Federal Defenders determine you qualify for cancellation of removal, we will file a Form EOIR 42A with your local immigration court, along with any other relevant supporting evidence.

The process for seeking cancellation of removal differs if you or a loved one are a non-permanent resident or a legal permanent resident. Because of the numerous pitfalls that may arise under U.S. immigration laws, it is extremely important to have an attorney knowledgeable about the differences. In a nutshell, here is what you should know:

Non-Permanent Resident Requirements:

Non-permanent residents can only fight deportation through “cancellation of removal” if they have been present in the United States for a minimum of ten (10) years and can demonstrate “good moral character,” as that term is defined under immigration law.

In order to prove “good moral character,” you or your loved one must not have any serious criminal convictions and you must be able to demonstrate that the removal would result in extreme and unusual hardship to immediate family members who are United States citizens or legal permanent residents.

Permanent Resident Requirements:

A lawful permanent resident (or “Green Card” holder) can fight deportation through “cancellation of removal” if he or she has been present in the United States for at least seven (7) continuous years. Of those 7 years, his or her status as a legal permanent resident must be valid for a minimum of five (5) years.

If the Green Card holder has a criminal conviction involving an “aggravated felony,” as that term is defined under federal law, then cancellation of removal is not available.

Get The Best Lawyers On Your Side

At The Federal Defenders, By Paul Padda Law we are proud to have helped people facing the most serious immigration consequences. Deportation can be stressful and life altering.

Make sure you have the best legal team on your side. If you’re facing deportation in Las Vegas, Reno, Los Angeles or anywhere else in the United States, The Federal Defenders is one phone call away.


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