Cancellation of Removal

Charlotte Cancellation of Removal Attorneys

Sophisticated Removal Defense Solutions

When you are targeted for removal, you will need to explore the full extent of your deportation defense options. Cancellation of removal is a type of discretionary relief that may be available if you have lived in the United States for a long time and meet other eligibility criteria. 

Our Charlotte cancellation of removal lawyers are ready to fight for you when you have been placed in removal proceedings. We have a track record of success, winning every case taken to court in 2021. Our team at Lively Law Firm will evaluate your unique circumstances and determine whether you qualify for this powerful form of relief. We understand what you are going through and are prepared to utilize all of our firm’s resources to protect your future in the United States. 


Do not wait to call (980) 332-2225 or contact us online to explore your legal options with us. We serve clients nationwide and provide our legal services in English and Spanish.


Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents

If you are not a lawful permanent resident and are placed in removal proceedings, cancellation of removal can not only stop the deportation process but also provide you with a green card. This visa allows you to live anywhere in the U.S. and work most types of jobs. It also potentially offers a path to citizenship. Our Charlotte cancellation of removal attorneys know how to approach these applications and will help you build a persuasive case.

To qualify for cancellation of removal as a non-permanent resident, you must have:

  • Maintained continuous physical presence in the United States for at least ten years. You begin accruing time when you first enter the United States, but the clock will “reset” if you leave the country for 90 (or more) consecutive days or 180 days in total. You will also stop accumulating time once you receive a Notice to Appear (NTA) or commit a disqualifying crime.
  • Not been convicted of a deportable crime. Most violent crimes and aggravated felonies are considered deportable offenses. 
  • Good moral character. This generally means you must also not have been convicted of fraud, prostitution, most drug crimes, or any crime that results in a prison sentence of 180 days or more. 
  • An immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent) who would experience extreme hardship if you were removed. Your family member must be a current U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. 

Only 4,000 green cards are available to non-permanent residents with approved cancellations of removal applications each year. This means you may have to wait to receive your visa even if the judge agrees to grant your request.