cancellation of removal
- A legal relief granted by an immigration judge allowing an immigrant facing removal to obtain permanent residence, based on certain criteria, such as duration of stay, good moral character, and potential hardship to immediate U.S. family members
- The immigrant applied for a cancellation of removal to avoid separation from his U.S citizen spouse.
- Due to her good moral character and the potential hardship to her children, the judge granted her cancellation of removal.
- Despite his long duration of stay, his criminal record could limit his eligibility for a cancellation of removal.