Shankar Immigration Law Group
Shankar Immigration Law Group was founded 20 years ago to provide superior legal services to the immigrant community. For more than two decades, we have been devoted exclusively to the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law.
Our immigration attorneys and dedicated support personnel work tirelessly to provide effective legal representation to individuals and businesses regarding visas, permanent resident status, U.S. citizenship, and relief from deportation. We are known for our extraordinary commitment to clients, as we provide each client with the personal attention they deserve.
At Shankar Immigration Law Group, we have a diverse clientele that includes individuals, family-owned businesses, and major international corporations. We can assist our clients with all of their immigration needs, regardless of whether it is as simple as renewing a green card or as complex as having a foreign employee transferred to the U.S. to continue their employment with an international company’s U.S. office.
Our take on Cancellation:
A cancellation is a form of relief available to non-U.S. citizens who have been placed in removal proceedings, also commonly known as deportation proceedings. It is available to both lawful permanent residents of the U.S. and to those who have never been granted a green card. If a person is granted cancellation of removal, the Immigration Judge is indeed canceling their removal from the United States and allowing them to lawfully stay in this country.
Cancellation of removal is a form of relief available to non-U.S. citizens who have been placed in removal proceedings, also commonly known as deportation proceedings. It is available to both lawful permanent residents of the U.S. and to those who have never been granted a green card. If a person is granted cancellation of removal, the Immigration Judge is indeed canceling their removal from the United States and allowing them to lawfully stay in this country. An Immigration Judge is the only person who can grant a person cancellation of removal.
Different standards apply to permanent residents applying for cancellation of removal as opposed to applicants who have never been granted their green cards. Please read below for additional information regarding this important form of relief.
Cancellation of Removal For Permanent Residents
A lawful permanent resident, more commonly referred to as a green card holder or an immigrant, may be placed in removal proceedings if they are inadmissible to the U.S. or subject to being removed from the U.S. This may happen because of a person’s criminal convictions. Fortunately, many permanent residents in removal proceedings are eligible for cancellation of removal.
Please note that there are complicated laws governing the 5 and 7-year periods mentioned above, as well as whether a criminal conviction qualifies as an “aggravated felony.” It is highly recommended that you consult an experienced immigration attorney to discuss these issues.
Shankar Immigration Law Group – Full-Service Immigration Law Firm at Central Islip
Thousands of people each year obtain their green cards through the cancellation of removal. This may be a viable path to a green card depending on your circumstances. Consult the skilled legal team at Shankar Immigration Law Group to learn whether you are a candidate for cancellation of removal. Contact us today for a confidential consultation about your case.