Criminal convictions often lead to removal proceedings for lawful permanent residents of the United States. However, there are exceptions that might allow you to keep your green card and prevent deportation, such as the 42A waiver, which is also called a cancellation of removal.
If you are facing possible deportation due to a criminal case, you should contact a 42A waiver lawyer in Dutchess County, Ulster County, and Orange County, New York, as soon as possible. The Law Offices of Nicklaus Misiti, PLLC, helps many clients in this type of situation, so please speak with someone at our office today.
Obtaining a Cancellation of Removal
An experienced attorney can review your circumstances and identify whether you meet the criteria for a cancellation of removal or not. You will need to prove your eligibility as part of your application, and criteria include:
- You have been a green card holder for at least five years
- You have had a continuous residence in the U.S. for seven years
- You have not previously received a 212(c) waiver or 42A waiver
- You have no aggravated felony convictions
Even if you meet the above requirements, you still need to prove to the immigration judge that you deserve to have your removal canceled as a matter of discretion. There are many different factors that judges consider when reviewing 42A forms, and you want to present the strongest possible case to help you keep your green card.
Contact a 42A Waivers (Cancellation of Removal) Lawyer in Dutchess County, Ulster County, and Orange County Right Away
If you are facing possible deportation, you should not wait to speak with a Poughkeepsie 42A waiver attorney at the Law Offices of Nicklaus Misiti, PLLC. There are options to possibly cancel your removal, so please contact us online or call 845.926.1177 to discuss your situation. We represent clients throughout Dutchess County, Ulster County, and Orange County, New York.