When one emigrates to the United States, it is often their goal to remain in the country and call it their new home. While this might be the ideal situation, this is not always the end result.
You or a family member may have difficulty obtaining or maintaining permanent resident status. When this occurs, removal or deportation is possible.
The deportation proceedings are difficult and overwhelming. It is challenging to understand your legal rights when you are not a citizen. It is important that you understand your rights while you assess your options to avoid deportation.
Cancellation of removal
At Robert L. Sepp, Attorney at Law, our law firm has specific experience in guiding individuals and families through the removal and deportation proceedings. By looking at your unique situation, we can help you determine your best course of action.
There are two types of action you can take toward cancellation of removal. In order to qualify for a Section A cancellation, you are required to be a lawful permanent resident and can prove that you have been a lawful permanent resident for at least five years, have lived consecutively in the United States for at least seven years after lawfully entering the country and have not been convicted of an aggravated felony.
If you do not qualify for a Section A cancellation, you might qualify for a Section B cancellation of removal. This type is for undocumented individuals who have continuously resided in the United States for at least 10 years, have been a person “of good moral character” during those 10 years, have not been convicted of an offense that would make them ineligible and can illustrate that deportation would result in extreme and unusual hardship to immediate family members that are U.S. citizens or have legal permanent resident status.
Facing deportation is a challenging and overwhelming experience. Having an experienced attorney on your side could help you navigate this process, helping to achieve an optimal outcome for your situation.