NACARA-203, Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act, Permanent Residency (Green Card)
This special program applies to certain individuals from Guatemala, El Salvador and certain soviet bloc countries who entered the U.S. and applied for asylum or relief benefits by specific dates and are part of a settlement from a class action lawsuit in 1991.
Later, it also applied to qualified battered family members and individuals. The program allows Application to Suspend Deportation or apply for Cancellation of Removal even if the alien is not in deportation or removal, which is normally the requirement to these reliefs. Success entitles the alien to become a lawful permanent resident.
The alien must not have been convicted of aggravated felony in the U.S. or abroad. If you have been convicted of certain crimes you may still be eligible under a "heightened standard". The case will be referred to Immigration Court for a decision. Obviously, this special program is detailed and exacting and we strongly recommend no one tackle it without strong attorney representation. we can provide that representation. Remember, "with immigration, nothing is as simple as it first appears"℠.