Immigration Lawyer / Immigration Attorney

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(206) 488-9030

Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents

EOIR 42B – Cancellation of Removal is a form of relief available to those who are in proceedings in Immigration Court. To obtain cancellation of removal, you must have met the 10 year presence requirement in the United States, have had good moral character during that period of time, have not been convicted of certain crimes, and demonstrate that your removal would result in exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to your USC or LPR spouse, parent, or child, and are deserving of a favorable exercise of discretion.

 

Cancellation of Removal for Permanent Residents

EOIR 42A Cancellation of Removal is a form of relief available to those who are in proceedings in Immigration Court. To obtain cancellation of removal, you must have been a lawful permanent resident (LPR) of the United States for at least five years at the time that the application is filed, have continually resided in the United States for at least seven years after being admitted in any status and have not been convicted of an aggravated felony.

 

Administrative Closure (PD)

If you are already in immigration proceedings, and the prosecutor believes that you deserve a favorable exercise of discretion, then the prosecutor will agree to administratively close your case. Administrative Closure does not mean that the government is giving you legal status.

 

Asylum

Asylum and Withholding of Removal are forms of relief available to those who qualify under protected grounds. This relief may be available to someone who has been persecuted or fears that they will be persecuted if returned to their country of nationality. The protected grounds are race, nationality, religion, and/or membership or opinions related to a social group or political opinion.