Immigration Attorneys in DuPage County
Helping Clients Obtain Relief Under the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA)
U.S. immigration law provides protection from deportation/removal for immigrants from certain countries. Under the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA), relief from deportation and legal permanent resident status is available for certain Nicaraguans, Salvadorans, Cubans, Guatemalans, and nationals of former Soviet Bloc countries. Applying for benefits under NACARA can be a difficult and confusing process. To improve your chances of success, it is best to work with a skilled immigration attorney.
At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we have helped clients in the Chicagoland area and Northern Illinois gain relief under NACARA since its passage in the late 1990s. Our award-winning lawyers have extensive experience with NACARA and all other immigration matters; including family-based visas, employment-based visas, student visas, temporary visas, naturalization, deportation/removal, and asylum. We handle cases regularly in front of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), and have in-depth knowledge of federal immigration laws and how they are interpreted by these agencies.
We have been recognized by our peers not only for our skill and experience but also for our unwavering commitment to protecting the rights of each client we serve. Our attorneys are honest, compassionate, accessible, and down to earth. We believe strongly in immigration and highly value the contributions immigrants make to our community and the country as a whole. We consider it a privilege to advocate for your interests aggressively and provide the skilled guidance you need to secure a positive outcome in your case.
Who Is Eligible for NACARA Relief?
Section 202 of NACARA applies to certain Nicaraguans and Cubans while Section 203 applies to certain Guatemalans, Salvadorans and former Soviet Bloc nationals. Eligibility to apply for NACARA relief depends on your nationality, when you entered the United States and when you applied for asylum. NACARA allows qualified individuals to receive suspension of deportation or cancelation of removal if they are able to show the following:
- Continuous presence in the United States for at least the past seven years (you may have a total of no more than 90 days out of the country on a single trip and a total of no more than 180 total days out of the country to meet the definition of “continuous”).
- Good moral character.
- Your removal would result in extreme hardship to you or to your spouse, parent, or child who is a U.S. Citizen or U.S. legal permanent resident (LPR).
- You deserve to obtain deportation relief.
NACARA is a complicated law with numerous complexities and several provisions that must be met. At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we draw on our experience to thoroughly examine your case and determine if you are qualified for deportation relief and immigration benefits under this Act. For a free consultation with one of our experienced Illinois immigration lawyers, contact our office at 630-932-9100630-932-9100.