Are You Eligible for Cancellation of Removal? Can You Apply to Stop Your Deportation?

A lot of people lose hope once they are in immigration court.  Many believe there is nothing they can do to stop their deportation.  But that’s not always the case.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, you may be eligible for cancellation of removal if you establish before an immigration judge that:

1.  Prior to receiving your notice to appear in immigration court, you have maintained continuous physical presence in the United States for 10 years or more (short absences may be okay), and you have been a person of good moral character during that time;

2.  You have not been convicted of certain crimes; and

3.  Your deportation would result in exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to your child, parent, or spouse, and that relative is a United States citizen or has a green card.

You may also be eligible to apply for cancellation of removal if you or your child have been battered or subject to extreme cruelty by a U.S. citizen spouse or parent. If this applies to you, check out this information on VAWA (Violence Against Women Act).

If you believe you may be eligible to apply for cancellation of removal, you should contact an immigration lawyer immediately.  Janay Farmer Law Group can help navigate the pitfalls of the Cancellation of Removal process, interview potential witnesses, gather documentation showing the hardship to your spouse, child, or parent that would result from your removal, and present your defense to the immigration judge in court.