Does this mean I unofficially won my cancellation of removal case?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Brooklyn, NY

Judge did not deny my cancellation of removal case. He deferred the ruling to a later time because the "cap" has been reached. All he said is that he wasn't going to deny the case but did not grant either? What does this mean? Did I win or could he deny my case later on?

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Strictly out of curiosity, I wonder if I would be allowed to travel abroad while we are in this period where the judge has not granted?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


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    Answered . If the Judge was going to deny your application, the cap would be irrelevant. My guess is that he is going to grant your application.


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  2. Alena Shautsova


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    Answered . I don't want to disappoint you, but anything can happen between 'now" and "then". However, I'd say it looks pretty good for, but what does your lawyer say?

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