Cancellation of removal is a discretionary form of relief for lawful permanent residents and nonpermanent residents, which gives individuals that have committed certain crimes a second chance to stay in the United States.
To qualify for cancellation of removal as a lawful permanent resident, the following requirements must be met:
- Have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence for not less than five years;
- Have resided in the United States continuously for seven years after having been admitted in any status; and
- Not have been convicted of any aggravated felony.
To qualify for cancellation of removal as a nonpermanent resident, the following requirements must be met:
- Ten years of continuous physical presence in the United States immediately preceding the date of your application for cancellation of removal;
- The individual is a person of good moral character during this ten years;
- The individual has not have been convicted of certain criminal offenses; and
- Such removal from the United States would result in “exceptional and extremely unusual hardship” to the individual’s spouse, parent, or child, who is a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident.
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