If a person finds out they are being removed or deported, they have the option of defending themselves and fighting their case through the help of a qualified immigration attorney. If they are successful in their legal defense, a person will be granted a cancellation of removal and they won’t have to go through with the removal process.
However, some conditions may apply even though a person is now permitted to remain in the United States lawfully. A person will need to be sure, now more than ever, that their proof of status is up to date so they do not run into similar problems in the future. If a person had permanent residence before the removal notice and their green card has a valid expiration date on it, the card is proof of legal permanent residency and it will remain effective after the cancellation of removal.
If a person had their green card expire during the proceedings, they can apply for a new card and pay the relevant fee including the order of the judge that cancels the removal they were mistakenly subjected to. However, if a person was an undocumented alien before they were granted relief, they may have to wait several years before they are granted a green card. Since only 10,000 cancellations of removal cases can occur each year, a person will have to wait until they fall within the requirements and it is their turn.
Can I Travel After the Cancellation of Removal in San Antonio, Texas?
If a person wants to travel internationally after the cancellation of removal, they need to make sure they have the appropriate documentation with them. A person should make sure they have the order for cancellation of removal alongside their green card and passport to make sure they don’t experience any unexpected bumps on the road.
Any matter regarding immigration or one’s status should be taken very seriously because of how much a person can lose if their words are misunderstood. It can be very scary to hear about a notice of removal or deportation, but a person should not despair as they still may have a chance of explaining their situation so they can remain residing in the United States without complications arising.
Anyone who receives a letter of removal or has questions concerning their status in the United States should contact an immigration lawyer at the Law Office of J. Joseph Cohen as soon as possible. An attorney can give them the advice they need as well as guide them through the legal process, so they are not taken advantage of in any way.
Reach them at:
206 East Locust Street
San Antonio, TX 78212