Whether the LPR does intend to reside permanently in the US, even though he/she spends time outside the country, is an important abandonment factor. Intent to live in the US includes the intent to work in the US (through employment or a business) or to have an actual home in the US.
The first step on the pathway to obtaining a family-based permanent residence or green card in the United States is Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative. The Form I-130 is used by a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident to establish a qualifying relationship with the beneficiary.
Our client retained Attorney Frank Krajenke of Herman Legal Group after sitting with a criminal conviction for three years. Our client left Panama and came to the US as a child with lawful permanent resident status.
Our client is a citizen of Venezuela and originally came to the US to visit family. Later, our client began her schooling and adjusted to student status. From then, she remained in the US for more than ten consecutive years, and finally, in 2016, her US citizen relative filed an I-130 petition on her behalf in order to commence the adjustment of status process for lawful permanent residence.
Cancellation of removal is a one-time-only form of relief granted under court discretion. There are several factors the court will take into consideration when granting this relief. The requirements an immigrant must show differ for lawful permanent residents (LPRs), such as green card holders, and non-LPRs.