Relief from Removal

If eligible, a foreign national may challenge removal or apply for relief from removal. Most of the relief options are discretionary, including:

  • Voluntary departure
  • Cancellation of removal
  • Section 212(c) relief – LPRs who pled guilty to certain crimes prior to April 24, 1996
  • Registry – individuals who have lived in the US since January 1, 1972
  • Adjustment of Status – an individual inadmissible due to a criminal conviction or due to fraud or willful misrepresentation may be eligible for a waiver under INA § 212(h) or INA § 212(i), respectively
  • Asylum, withholding of deportation, or relief under Convention Against Torture Act (CAT)
  • Pardon
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