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Non-LPR Cancellation of Removal

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 non-LPR Cancellation.

Getting Started: Overview of Non-LPR Cancellation

These materials provide an overview of the eligibility requirements for Non-LPR Cancellation, including showing how to demonstrate “exceptional and extremely unusual hardship” to a qualifying relative, and how to demonstrate “good moral character.”

Master Calendar Hearing

The first several immigration court appearances in a non-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.

Documenting the Case

As you work with your client, you will put together extensive evidence in support of his or her non- LPR cancellation application. The materials on this page will guide you through how to document your client’s case.

Preparing Your Evidence and Brief

You may file a brief in your client’s non-LPR cancellation case; these samples may be useful as you draft a brief for your client’s case.

Cancellation Hearing

These materials will help you prepare for your client’s non-LPR cancellation hearing.