Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Resident

Cancellation of Removal for a non-permanent resident is a form of relief from deportation. An individual is only eligible to apply for Cancellation of Removal should they be in removal proceedings before an immigration judge. Also, an individual who has had their case closed cannot apply for COR unless a judge agrees to reopen their case. A decision regarding COR is up to the discretion of the judge hearing an individual’s case, this means that even if all requirements are seemingly met, relief may still not be granted.

Requirements to become eligible for COR as a non-permanent resident include:

  • 1) 10 years of continuous residence in the United States
  • 2) Good moral character
  • 3) No criminal convictions that may make an individual deportable
  • 4) Exceptional and extremely unusual hardship