Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents: Immigrant Profile No. 2

Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents

Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents My story is pretty typical of many Mexicans who have come to America to find work, and send money back home to help other family members.  Back in 1992, it was easy for migrant workers to come across the border to work in the fields for large companies. At first, I worked in Texas, then over the year have worked in a number of states.

I was actually detained by Immigration in 1993, and advised me I was in deportation proceedings, which meant I would have to go to see a judge about my status and whether or not I could remain in the US. However, because I was always moving, I never received the paperwork advising me of the exact time and place of the court. Years later, I learned that the case had been “administratively closed” since I was not personally served with the notice to go to court, and they did not have my address.

Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents – Arrests

Fourteen years later, I was arrested again by Immigration, and put in deportation proceedings again. By then, I had married a Mexican lady who was also here illegally. Although we met in the US, we wanted to be able to have our family at the wedding, so a few years ago we went back home, and then paid a “coyote” to get us back across the border. It took two years to have my first preliminary hearing (Master hearing), and then over the next several months, I had three other Master hearings before a final, or Individual hearing, was scheduled. The hearing was canceled, and then rescheduled, but this hearing had to be canceled as well, so that my final day in court occurred five years after my second arrest by Immigration authorities and 18 years after my first arrest.


My wife did not testify, because she was afraid to go to court, and our son was too young, so I did not want him to be in court. I explained my situation to the judge; that basically, I came to America for a better life; to work and be able to provide for my family. I paid federal income taxes every year, and one time, when I was out of work, I got a business license and started my own company. For a short period of time, we received Medicaid and food stamps.

I never committed a serious crime, but I have had about ten traffic tickets over the years. If I can, I want to stay here. We are renting a house; I have three cars, (fully paid for), and I want my US citizen child to go to school in the United States.


(To know what the law says, see the article, Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents)

4 Responses to “Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents: Immigrant Profile No. 2”


    April 27th, 2011 at 9:32 am

    [...] a set of circumstances which involves Cancellation of Removal for a Non-Permanent Resident, see, for the article, “Cancellation of Removal: Profile 2. Did I leave anything out?If you're new [...]

  2. hgfhg Says:

    May 14th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    he should be allowed to stay

  3. Merita Says:

    January 23rd, 2012 at 12:23 am

    He build his life here with his family,paid taxes,did no crime.He fully deserves to stay here.

  4. cindy Says:

    April 16th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    this person should be allow to stay here, he hasn’t cause no harm to anybody. all he wants is a better life for his family. we need those kind of people here that want to work and pay there taxes.

Leave a Reply

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge