Cancellation of Removal

Cancellation of Removal

Cancellation of removal allows immigrants to apply to change their status from deplorable alien to lawfully admitted for future permanent residence. Typically, when a foreign national is close to facing deportation, cancellation of removal is a route they may take to avoid deportation.


In order to be eligible for cancellation of removal, you must meet certain criteria including the following:

  • Prior to applying and appearing, you must have maintained physical presence in the United States for 10 or more continuous years
  • Been a person of good moral character
  • Your removal will result in extremely unusual hardship to your spouse, parent, or child who maintains US citizenship or lawful permanent residence

If applicants successfully secure a cancellation of removal, they are eligible to keep or obtain permanent residency in the US.


If you believe you are eligible for cancellation of removal, you may fully complete and submit Form EOIR-42B.

Contact an Immigration Attorney Today

If you or a loved one is seeking cancellation of removal to avoid deportation, the lawyers at Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C. are here to help. With over seven decades of combined legal experience, we will provide you with the legal representation you need through the process of cancellation of removal. Contact a member of our team today at 312.444.1940.

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