What Is Cancellation Of Removal?
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) brings charges for removal in situations where your tourist or student visa has expired, where you have unlawfully entered the United States or where you do not meet the numerous requirements of the visa application process. The Law Offices of Raymond Lo, LLC is here to help when you or a family member is facing removal.
Although this process is often complicated and confusing, we will build a strong, creative defense against deportation, seeking cancellation of removal if possible.
Contact our Jersey City cancellation of removal lawyer online or call 201-633-8273 to schedule a free initial consultation. Raymond Lo is the son of first-generation immigrants – he understands the importance of compassion and honesty in the immigration process.
What Are The Requirements For Cancellation Of Removal?
Cancellation of removal is available to permanent and non-permanent residents of the U.S. who meet certain requirements. A non-resident who has been living in the U.S. continuously for 10 years or more, has good moral character as demonstrated by the absence of a serious criminal record, and who can show that his or her removal would cause extreme and unusual hardship to an immediate family member who is a lawful permanent resident, may be eligible for cancellation of removal and a grant of permanent legal residence. Permanent residency status can be maintained as long as the relevant rules are respected.
A permanent resident who has been convicted of a crime resulting in removal proceedings may be eligible for cancellation of removal if he or she has been living in the U.S. for seven years or more and was not convicted of a crime within the first five years he or she lived in the U.S.
An important factor to consider in seeking cancellation of removal is that it can only be sought once. If the request is denied and residency is lost, a subsequent application is not possible. For this reason, it is critical to have the assistance of experienced, knowledgeable and trustworthy immigration attorneys who will build the best possible case for cancellation of removal.
Contact Our Immigration Law Firm
Our office is in Jersey City, New Jersey, and New York City, but we represent aliens or immigrants facing removal at any immigration detention center in the country. For a free initial consultation, contact our Hudson County, New Jersey, deportation defense attorney online or call 201-633-8273.