If you are a legal permanent resident, which we call LPRs, and you’ve been convicted of certain crimes, you can be deported. What’s important to remember is that some felonies make you deportable and some felonies don’t. Some misdemeanors make you deportable and some misdemeanors don’t.
To be eligible for cancellation of removal of a legal permanent resident, you have to show that you entered the United States at least seven years ago, prior to the violation date of the deportable offence. You have to show that you have had a Green Card for at least five years. Lastly, you have to show that your deportation would be a hardship to you or to your family, which will be decided by the judge.
If you have been convicted of what we determine to be, or what the immigration statutes determine to be, an aggravated felony, you are not eligible for that.
John Sesini is an experienced immigration attorney with offices in Milwaukee and Green Bay Wisconsin. Contact the law office to set up an initial consultation and have any questions answered regarding your specific case.