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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cancellation of Removal ... more than just cancellation


     Foreign nationals can obtain a form of relief known as cancellation from removal.  As the name suggests, this means that the foreign national is not returned to the home country.  Moreover, the Immigration Judge -- by granting cancellation -- makes the foreigner a legal permanent resident as of the date of the grant.  Any unlawful presence accrued prior to the grant is eliminated.
     The requirements for cancellation vary, depending whether the foreigner was ever a legal permanent resident or not.  Generally, however, the person must have lived in the United States for a specific period of time (at least 7 years), with good moral character and must be deserving of discretion for this type of relief.
     More importantly, the foreign national must also demonstrate that his or her removal would cause an extreme hardship to a qualifying relative -- a US citizen or legal permanent resident spouse, child or parent, for example.  Again, this is one of those situations where it is important for the foreign national -- through his or her attorney and extensive documentation -- to cry a river.

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