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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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.
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