If you are a non-permanent resident and are facing the possibility of being removed from the United States, you may be eligible for a Cancellation of Removal. Edward Weisz is a cancellation lawyer in Woodland Hills, and can help you remain in the United States.

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Cancellation of Removal is a type of immigration relief that is available to individuals that have been placed in removal or deportation proceedings with the United States Executive Office for Immigration Review. There are two types of cancellation of removal: Cancellation of Removal for Permanent Residents and Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents.

Cancellation of Removal for Permanent Residents is, generally speaking, more difficult to fight, as most are triggered by the conviction of one of several types of felonies. While there are exceptions, and judicial discretion, it is often easier to simply overturn the felony conviction.

The majority of the cases, though, are Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents. Non-Permanent Residents are able to have their removal cancelled if they meet the following criteria:

  1. You have lived in the United States continuously for ten years or more.
  2. You are a person of good moral character. This is a legal term that describes a broad number of prohibited behaviors. There is ample room for judicial discretion in this, but essentially, a person who has good moral character follows all the laws of the United States, and is not involved with any criminal or unsavory activity (such as prostitution, gambling, and drug use).
  3. No felony criminal convictions. There are several types of felony criminal convictions that can disqualify you, but any violent felonies will automatically disqualify you.
  4. Your deportation and removal would cause “exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to your United States citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse, parent, or child”. This is the area with the most judicial discretion, and many cases are often decided on this point. Having the judge’s favor can completely decide the case.

The cancellation of removal process can be long and tiring, with the cases lasting years before a complete resolution. As with any legal process, having a good lawyer is essential. The Law Offices of Edward M. Weisz are highly experienced with immigration law, and have helped many people with cases just like yours. Don’t go through these difficult proceedings alone: use Edward M. Weisz as your Cancellation Lawyer in Woodland Hills. Call us today at (818) 936-3560 for a free consultation.