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I have received a Notice to Appear under section 240 of the Immigration and Nationality Act for removal proceedings.

Dallas, TX |

I am 31 years old and have been in the U.S. since I was 7 yrs old. My mom,dad, and sister are U.S. Citizens. I applied for amnesty in 1988 but did not make the cut off date and was denied. I then applied for family unity in 1997 and the case was approved and I had to wait for a visa to become available. I was given temporary worker permit and a SSN which I have used to work since I was 18. I then filed for adjustment to permanent resident in 2005 but my attorney left the country and did not file the paperwork that i paid him for. He is now under prosecution for Immigration fraud. I missed out on my Visa due to his fraud and now have received this removal document. I have never been in trouble & have been a good citizen. Is it possible the immigration judge will let me stay in the country?

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  1. You are eligible to fight this case in court. Based on the quick reading of the facts, you are eligible for Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents. Perhaps you may even qualify for Adjustment of Status before the Court, however, I would require more information to confirm this. You need legal representation asap.

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