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Cancellation of Removal Immigration Attorney

Addison Cancellation of Removal or Deportation Attorney

Itasca Lawyer Helping Lawful Permanent Residents and Non-Permanent Residents Facing Deportation in Illinois

If you are facing the possibility of deportation or removal from the United States, you may be frightened and overwhelmed. The good news is that you may have options to stop the removal proceedings. In such a case, it is critical for you to work closely with a skilled immigration lawyer with experience in the area of deportation defense.

At Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C. in Itasca, Illinois, our attorneys have nearly two decades of immigration law experience. We know what is at stake when you or a loved one is facing possible deportation, and we have the knowledge and resources to help you pursue cancellation of the removal proceedings.

Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents

Obtaining a green card, or lawful permanent resident (LPR) status, is an important step in the path toward U.S. citizenship through naturalization. However, if you are convicted of certain crimes after receiving your LPR status, you could lose your status and be subject to removal from the United States. Depending on your circumstances, you might be eligible to seek the cancellation of removal provided that you:

  • Have been a lawful permanent resident for at least five years at the time of your application;
  • Have lived in the United States for at least seven years after any type of lawful entry into the U.S.; and
  • Have not been convicted of any aggravated felony.

These criteria simply make you eligible to apply. The decision to cancel the removal is based on a number of circumstantial factors at the discretion of the immigration judge. These factors include but are not limited to:

  • Your family ties here in the United States
  • How long you have lived in the U.S.
  • How your removal would cause undue hardship to your family
  • Any prior military service
  • Proof of rehabilitation if you have a criminal record
  • Evidence to show your good character.

Our attorneys will work with you in building a case for cancellation of removal. If your petition is successful, you will return to LPR status.

Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents and Victims of Abuse

In addition to being convicted of certain crimes, a non-permanent resident could face removal proceedings for violating U.S. immigration laws or based on the denial of an application for LPR status. As a non-LPR, you may be eligible for cancellation of removal if:

  • You have been in the U.S. continually for ten years or more.
  • Your removal would create "exceptional and extremely unusual hardship" for your citizen or LPR spouse.
  • You can show good moral character throughout your residency in the U.S.
  • You have not committed marriage fraud, an aggravated felony, or any other offense specified by the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Victims of domestic abuse who are facing removal proceedings could also be eligible for relief with reduced residency requirements.

There are many other factors that could affect your case, and our team will help you build a case that maximizes your chances of success. At Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C., our goal is to help you remain in the United States legally so that you can build the future you have always wanted. We will work hard to ensure that your rights and best interests are fully protected every step of the way.

Schedule a Consult Today

If you are a green card holder or a non-permanent resident and you have been notified of a pending removal action, contact our office immediately for guidance. Call 630-875-1700 to schedule a confidential consultation with an experienced member of our team today. We represent clients in Itasca, Wood Dale, Bloomingdale, Bensenville, Rosemont, Roselle, Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows, DuPage County, Cook County, and the surrounding region.

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