Special Rule for Battered Spouse or Child

The Attorney General may cancel removal of, and adjust the status of any foreign national previously lawfully admitted for permanent residence, or a foreign national who is otherwise inadmissible or deportable from the United States if the foreign national demonstrates that-

(a) he/she has been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty by a spouse or parent who is or was a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR). Foreign national could also be the parent of a child of a U.S. citizen or LPR, if the child has been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty by his/her other abusive US citizen or LPR parent;
(b) the foreign national has been a person of good moral character during such period;
(c) does not have convictions of certain crimes;
(d) the removal would result in extreme hardship to the foreign national, the foreign nationals child, or the foreign nationals parent.

 

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