There are two main defenses against deportation from the United States. First there is cancellation of removal. This type of relief cancels the deportation and allows the person to remain in the United States as a Permanent Resident.
Permanent Residents of the United States may use this defense if they have seven years total residence in the U.S. in any status and five years as a Permanent Resident. Non Permanent Residents can also use this defense if they have been continuously present in the United States for a period of not less than ten years, a person of good moral character, not convicted of most types of crimes, and can prove that their spouse, parent, or child who is a United States Citizen or Permanent Resident would suffer exceptional and extremely unusual hardship if he or she was deported from the United States. There are many rules associated with cancellation of removal and this information is only the starting point to see if one qualifies for the relief.
Next, there is Adjustment of Status. This form of relief can make a person a Permanent or Conditional Resident of the United States. This type of relief can be based on a family or employment based petition. Also, in some cases where a person is already a Permanent Resident, a person can readjust their status if their offense is deportable but not inadmissible.
Lastly, there are other forms of relief such as Asylum and Withholding of Removal. However, the most common types are those that are described above. If you needhelp from aLas Vegas deportation attorneybecause you or a loved one has been placed in removal proceedings, please contactus today.