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Cancellation/Removal Permanent Resident

Permanent Resident Cancellation lawyer Firm in San Antonio Texas.

If certain requirements are completed, permanent residents and non permanent residents may petition to an immigration judge for cancellation of removal, which will change their status from one of a deportable alien to one who has been lawfully accepted for permanent residence. Your green card will at first be subject to restrictions if you were granted one in the US through marriage to a citizen or lawful permanent resident. If the requirements are not lifted before your conditional green card expires, you will be in violation of US immigration law and may be deported.

According to 8 U.S. Code 1229b, there are different eligibility standards for aliens who are lawful permanent residents versus those who aren’t. On the day you are lawfully admitted to the United States on an immigrant visa or change your status to permanent residence, you are granted conditional resident status. You must take the conditions off your green card after two years as a legal permanent resident to avoid losing your legal status in the country.

Cancellation of removal for lawful permanent residents is a type of relief that may be available to you if you are a lawful permanent residence and are facing removal proceedings. To be successful, however, you must demonstrate that you:

  1. Have continuously resided in the United States for at least seven years after being admitted in any status and before the “stop-time rule” is triggered
  2. Have been a lawful permanent resident of the United States for at least five years at the time the application is filed and (discussed further below)
  3. Haven’t been convicted of a serious felony
  4. Haven’t previously gotten 212(c) relief or cancellation of removal

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