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Cancellation Of Removal

Removal or deportation proceedings are extremely stressful and difficult, but with the help of an experienced attorney like Robert L. Sepp, your chances of having a judge grant your cancellation of removal increase significantly.

As a highly experienced immigration attorney in Oregon, he’s successfully helped many clients with their deportation proceedings and has also helped them obtain permanent resident status in the U.S.

If you or a family member is going through deportation proceedings in the Portland Immigration Court, contact law firm Robert L. Sepp, Attorney at Law. Even if you are not facing deportation or cancellation of removal yet but are concerned about your status, it is in your best interests to consult a reputable immigration attorney to evaluate your options. Attorney Sepp was selected for inclusion on Expertise’s 2020 Best Immigration Lawyers in Portland list. He’ll dedicate his time and resources to help guide you through the process.

Who Qualifies For Cancellation Of Removal?

There are two types of cancellation of removal from deportation benefit, and each type depends on your current status. The first type is Section A cancellation. To qualify for this type of cancellation of removal, you must be a lawful permanent resident (LPR) and demonstrate that you:

  • Have been a lawful permanent resident for at least five years
  • Have consecutively lived in the United States for seven years minimum after having been lawfully admitted to the country
  • Have not been convicted of an aggravated felony

The second type of cancellation is Section B cancellation. To qualify for this type of cancellation, you must have non-permanent resident status (undocumented) and demonstrate that you:

  • Have continuously resided in the United States for at least 10 years
  • Have been a person of good moral character during the 10-year period
  • Have not been convicted of an offense that would make you ineligible (examples: domestic violence, drug charges, aggravated felonies)
  • Must show that removal would result in extreme and unusual hardship to immediate United States citizen (USC) family members who have LPR status or are U.S. citizens

What Happens During Deportation Proceedings?

During deportation proceedings, the presiding judge will balance your positive factors against negative factors to determine whether to grant you a cancellation of removal.

Positive factors include:

  • Family ties
  • History of employment
  • Community service
  • An extended residency in the United States
  • Property and assets

Negative factors include:

  • Criminal record
  • Immigration violations
  • Attitude toward crimes (i.e. rehabilitation or remorse)

LPRs who are granted a Section A cancellation get to keep their status and stay in the United States. Undocumented immigrants who are granted Section B cancellations essentially receive LPR status and are allowed to remain in the United States.

Cancellation Of Removal Attorney In Oregon

Immigration law is tricky, and cancellation of removal proceedings can go either way, even if the application meets all the requirements. The immigration judge will decide whether to grant cancellation of removal based on which factors they determine as being most influential.

Due to the sensitive nature of immigration law, consulting with an experienced immigration attorney like Mr. Sepp will give you the best chance at being granted cancellation of removal. If you’re facing deportation or are detained, contact his firm, Robert L. Sepp, Attorney at Law.

Located in West Linn, Robert L. Sepp, Attorney at Law is proud to represent clients in the Portland metro area, Willamette Valley, Oregon Coast, Bend, Medford, Eugene and throughout the entire state of Oregon.