Are you a permanent resident or nonpermanent resident in the U.S. who is at risk of being deported, or removed, from the country? I so, you may be able to avoid deportation through a cancellation of removal. In this process, the immigrant is able to get his or her status as a deportable alien switched to the status of a lawful permanent resident, thus eliminating the need for deportation.
In order to be eligible for cancellation of removal, individuals need to meet certain requirements--and even when those requirements are met, there are no guarantees on the outcome since the decision is left up to the discretion of the immigration judge handling the case. Considering this fact, it is in your best interests to have a competent Houston deportation defense lawyer on your side who can help you argue a strong case for why you should be granted relief from removal.
The Simon Law Group, PLLC offers this kind of advocacy. We are extremely well-versed in all types of immigration law matters, including those that involve requests for removal cancellation. Read the information provided below to learn more about how this process works.
There are different eligibility requirements for permanent and nonpermanent residents when it comes to cancellation for removal. The requirements are as follows, according to information provided by the U.S. Department of Justice:
Furthermore, cancellation of removal is also available to some individuals who have suffered from physical abuse or extreme cruelty at the hands of spouses or parents who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. In these cases, the individual only needs to have had continuous presence in the U.S. for three years or more. The person must also be able to prove other general criteria.
In addition to factors that make individuals eligible for cancellation of removal, there are also a number of factors that make them ineligible. Simon Law Group can discuss your case with you and help you determine whether or not you qualify to apply for this form of removal relief. We can also help you start planning your deportation defense strategy.