Defenses that may be used in your favor:
- Cancellation of Removal
- When a person is in removal proceedings, and can demonstrate that they have been in the United States for 10 years, they have been a person of good moral character, and their removal would result in exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to a USC or LPR spouse, parent, or child, their removal proceedings can be terminated and they can obtain a green card. For more information click here.
- Family Case
- A person who is married to a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident could initiate consular processing or adjustment of status. For more information click here.
- Those who have a fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion, and are unable to return to their country of nationality, may be eligible for asylum status. For more information click here.
- Victim of a crime.
- Victims of qualifying crimes committed in the U.S. can remain legally in the U.S. by obtaining a U-visa, and this can be used as a defense before the immigration court. For more information click here.