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LPR Cancellation

With immigration enforcement on the rise, including among immigrants with long-standing ties to the United States, “cancellation of removal” is an increasingly important form of immigration relief. “Cancellation,” as it is known, can allow green card holders and undocumented individuals who have lived in the United States for many years and have strong ties to the country to remain in the United States and either obtain or retain lawful permanent resident status.

There are two forms of cancellation of removal: one for individuals who are not lawful permanent residents, and one for lawful permanent residents (often known as “green card holders”). The materials on this page will guide you through the process of representing an applicant for LPR Cancellation.

Getting Started: Overview of LPR Cancellation

The materials on this page provide an overview of LPR Cancellation.

Master Calendar Hearing

The first several immigration court appearances in an LPR cancellation case are generally one or more “master calendar” hearings. These materials on this page will walk you through what Master Calendars are, how they work, and how to prepare for them.

Gathering Evidence and Preparing Case

Much of the work in LPR Cancellation cases involves gathering evidence and preparing them for submission. These materials will help you understand what evidence to seek in LPR Cancellation cases, and how to present it most effectively.