On average, how long is a cancellation of removal hearing?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Chicago, IL

This would be for a legal permanent resident detained in chicago.

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


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    Answered . 2-4 hours

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  2. Giacomo Jacques Behar


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    Answered . That type of individual hearing while on detention takes anything between 2 to 4 hours.

    I hope the detained individual in question has a competent immigration attorney experienced in cancellation relief cases representing him/her in court.

    Cancellation relief is discretionary and not easy to obtain. The applicant must prove physical presence in the US for a number of years, as well as "good moral character" (no criminal record) for the statutory period.

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  3. Mary Kathleen Neal

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    Answered . My colleagues are correct about the time for the hearing.

    The burden of proof for obtaining cancellation of removal is high. I hope that the immigrant has an attorney to present the case to the immigration judge.

    Law Office of Mary K. Neal | www.immigratechicago.com | info@rogersparklaw.com| 773-681-1335 This answer is... more
  4. Stephen D. Berman

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    Answered . For detained cases, 4 - 12 months.

    The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an... more

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