Virginia Immigration Law Firm
Are you a legal permanent resident (LPR) in the U.S. and facing removal proceedings because of a criminal conviction? Do immigration authorities say that you are inadmissible or deportable because you have been convicted of a crime? If this applies to you, you may be eligible to ask a Judge to cancel your removal from the U.S. This form of relief is called Cancellation of Removal for a Legal Permanent Resident. I n order to qualify for this relief, you must satisfy all of the following:
- Have been an green card holder for not less than five years.
- Have resided in the United States for not less than seven years in any status.
- Have not been convicted of an aggravated felony.
Immigration Court Lawyer
At Cape Immigration Law Group, attorney Omiga Cape will help you apply for Cancellation of Removal before the immigration court. We determine whether you meet the criteria for eligibility and prepare an application and supporting documents for presentation to the Judge. Practicing immigration law exclusively for more than 10 years, our lawyer has the knowledge and experience to advise and represent you.
Advice to People Charged With a Criminal Offense
Note: If you are a legal permanent resident who has been charged with a crime, but you have not yet been convicted, you are strongly urged to contact an immigration law attorney to review the proposed charge to determine whether a conviction for the proposed charge would affect your ability to maintain your green card status in the U.S. In some cases, you may be able to negotiate a plea to a different charge or negotiate a more favorable jail sentence that will allow you to either avoid removal or remain eligible to apply for Cancellation of Removal.
Are You a Permanent Resident Facing Removal?
Contact us if you are a permanent resident at risk of deportation because of a criminal conviction. Learn whether our Alexandria, Virginia, law firm can help you.