Cancellation of Removal For Non-Permanent Residents
“Cancellation of Removal” for a non-permanent resident is legal jargon for obtaining permanent residence (also known as a “green card”) from an Immigration Judge. In this video, Carl Shusterman, a former INS Attorney (1976-82) whose law firm has assisted thousands of persons across the U.S. in becoming permanent residents for nearly 30 years, explains the basics of the process.
Persons in removal proceedings before an Immigration Judge may apply for “Cancellation of Removal” if they have been physically present in the U.S. for 10 years, have been persons of good moral character during those years, and if their deportation would result in a very high degree of hardship to certain close relatives who are either U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
We hope that our video answers many of your questions about the process.