Cancellation of Removal

Cancellation of Removal, simply referred to as cancellation, is a possible defense for both lawful permanent residents (“LPR”) and non-residents in proceedings involving removal. Cancellation is an appealing form of relief for permanent residents becaus, if granted, it restores their resident status. It is appealing to nonresidents as well, because it allows lawful permanent resident status if granted.


The eligibility requirements and bars to applying for cancellation of removal differ for lawful permanent residents and nonresidents. When preparing a cancellation of removal defense, it is highly recommended to confer with an experienced immigration attorney.