CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL
This form of discretionary relief is available to qualifying lawful permanent residents and qualifying non-permanent residents.
For lawful permanent residents, cancellation of removal may be granted if the individual:
- Has been a lawful permanent resident for at least 5 years;
- Has continuously resided in the United States for at least 7 years after having been lawfully admitted; and
- Has not been convicted of an "aggravated felony," a term that is more broadly defined within immigration law than the application of the term "felony" in non-immigration settings.
Cancellation of removal for non-permanent residents may be granted if the immigrant:
- Has been continuously present for at least 10 years;
- Has been a person of good moral character during that time;
- Has not been convicted of an offense that would make him or her removable; and
- demonstrates that removal would result in exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to his other immediate family members (limited to the alien's spouse, parent, or child) who are either U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents.
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