In other cases, the foreign national placed in removal proceedings is already a lawful permanent resident (Green Card status), but was convicted of a particular criminal offense that subjects them to removal. In some cases a criminal alien, even those with multiple criminal convictions, may be eligible to be considered for relief from removal – most often, Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents, but only if the criminal convictions at issue do not fall under one of the toxic categories of crimes, such as “aggravated felony.”
Like other avenues of relief from deportation, Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents must be supported by detailed documentation and witness testimony. For this defense, the foreign national’s family ties, long time residence, community service, hardships to U.S. family members, and conditions in the foreign national’s home country are among the factors the court will consider in deciding the foreign national’s application for relief.
In cases where a foreign national, whether a Permanent Resident, a lawful nonimmigrant or even undocumented is the subject of a criminal proceeding, it is absolutely necessary that an experienced immigration attorney be consulted so that the foreign national is well informed of the immigration/deportation consequences of any prospective guilty plea.
Whatever the charges of removal/deportation, Richard Hanus will put to work his 25+ years of experience providing removal or deportation defense services to maximize a foreign national’s chances of remaining in the U.S. Often, the foreign national facing deportation or removal will walk away from proceedings with an improved immigration status – such as a Green Card by way of an application for relief before the Immigration Court. Based on Richard Hanus’ decades of experience practicing exclusively in immigration law, you have every reason to contact Richard Hanus so he can put to use his expertise to help put a halt to your deportation.