If you are in deportation proceedings and have been in the United States for more than 10 years, is that enough to prevent you from being deported?

If you are in deportation proceedings, immigration law requires you to meet certain requirements in order to ask an immigration judge to cancel your deportation.

The first requirement is that you have been in the country for more than ten (10) years of continuous presence; also that you have minor children, wife and/or parents who are either legal residents or citizens of this country.

Lastly, the judge will evaluate whether you are a person of good moral character, and to do that the judge will look, among other things, at your criminal record (even if you have paid and completed all the criminal cases you have had). It is important that within the time you have been in the United States, your criminal record remains clean.

If you meet these requirements and are in deportation proceedings, speak with attorney Angelica Tovar immediately at (470) 207-5333 as you have the right to apply for cancellation of your deportation and need to know what options you have. Visit us at tovarhastingslaw.com or follow us on Facebook.

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