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Forms of Relief

Cancellation of Removal

Cancellation of removal is a form of relief from a deportation order or removal order, it is often brought forth when one is facing deportation and or removal order to stop the deportation process so that the person can remain in the US:

A person may qualify for Cancellation of Removal if they:

  • Have been a lawfully admitted permanent residence for not less than 5 years

  • Have resided in the US continuously for 7 years after having been admitted in any status and,

  • Have not been convicted of any aggravated felony


  • Have been physically present in the US for a continuous period of not less than 10 years immediately preceding the date of such application;

  • Are a person of good moral character during such period

  • Have not been convicted of an Aggravated Felony

  • Establishes that removal would result in exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to the aliens spouse, parent, or child, who is a US citizen or LPR.


Adjustment of Status

Adjustment of Status is a request to immigration as a way of obtaining permanent residency in the United States instead of having to file abroad at a United States Embassy or Consulate

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