People who are eligible for non-cancellation of removal because they’re in removal proceedings must also demonstrate they have good moral character. One of the criteria of that is that you have not been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude where the sentence is a year or more.
Unfortunately, if you have a misdemeanor or anything higher than that, and Immigration determines that your crime is what we call a crime involving a moral turpitude; very commonly fraud offenses, theft offenses, any type of violent crimes are going to be crimes involving moral turpitude, then, unfortunately, you won’t be eligible for cancellation of removal. Also, keep in mind part of the good moral character requirement is that the Immigration Judge often wants to see taxes. Although it might not make you inadmissible or ineligible for cancellation of removal, it can certainly be a factor where an Immigration Judge would deny your case.
If you are in removal proceedings and are applying for cancellation of removal, and you have questions about your eligibility, please contact us, and we’d be happy to discuss your situation with you. Sesini Law Group is experienced in working with immigration cases throughout Wisconsin.