Cancellation of Removal

South Carolina Cancellation of Removal Attorney

Cancellation of Removal for Permanent Residents

Even if you have a legal status in the United States as a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR), you can still be removed from the United States. If you are a Green Card holder and find yourself in danger of being deported or removed from the country, the removal defense lawyers at Pinilla Law Firm can seek a legal remedy for you known as Cancellation of Removal.

You must currently be in deportation proceedings in front of an Immigration Judge for us to file an application for a Cancellation of Removal on your behalf. If the immigration judge approves your application, you may keep your lawful Permanent Resident status and remain in the country.

To qualify, you must:

  • Be a Legal Permanent Resident for at last 5 years up to the time your application is filed
  • Have lived in the U.S. continuously for 7 years or more after being lawfully admitted to the country, and before you received a Notice to Appear at the removal proceeding
  • Have not been convicted of an aggravated felony

During your hearing, we will present documentation to the Judge that demonstrates your eligibility for Cancellation of Removal. The judge has the discretion to weigh any past criminal offenses against other factors, such as your good standing in the community, consistent record of paying taxes, education, proof of rehabilitation, or solid family and business ties.

Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents

One of the defenses available to you during a removal proceeding is called a Cancellation of Removal. Your best opportunity to avoid deportation may be to hire experienced legal counsel. Our legal staff has extensive experience in defending clients during Removal Proceedings, in order to help them to stay in the country.

During proceedings, we can request a Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents. To be eligible for cancellation of removal, you must establish before a Judge that:

  • You have physically lived in the U.S. continuously for the 10 years prior to being served the Notice to Appear in immigration court
  • You have shown good moral character in that 10-year period
  • You have no aggravated felony convictions (drug crimes, theft, domestic violence)
  • Your deportation would cause exceptional and extremely unusual hardship for your spouse, parent, or child who legally reside in the U.S.

Providing Evidence of Good Moral Character

A deportation defense attorney from Pinilla Law Firm will provide evidence during the proceeding to demonstrate to the immigration judge that you meet all the statutory requirements for a Cancellation of Removal. An immigration judge has full discretion to deny or grant you relief through Cancellation of Removal. If the judge renders a decision in your favor, you will obtain a status of a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) and will be allowed to remain in the United States.

Commitment to Helping Immigrants

At the Pinilla Law Firm, LLC, our immigration lawyer is proud to help families remain reunited. As the child of immigrants, I understand the= concerns of people who seek to remain in the United States with their loved ones. The Pinilla Law Firm will vigorously assert your rights under cancellation of removal whether for an LPR’s or for Non-Permanent Residents

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