Determined & Skilled Immigration Defense

Cancellation of Removal for Certain Lawful Permanent Residents

San Francisco and San Jose Immigration Defense Attorney

Removal and deportation proceedings are serious legal situations that must be confronted with a powerful defense. You want to keep your family intact and live your life in peace. You need a law firm with a proven record of aggressively fighting unjust removals.

Deportation and removal proceedings are heard in an immigration court. As soon as you learn that you may be removed or deported, you should immediately speak with an immigration defense attorney in San Francisco and San Jose who is a talented litigator with a thorough understanding of immigration law and effective defenses.

Cancellation of Removal

Cancellation of Removal is available to certain long term permanent residents who are facing removal proceedings (deportation) who have been convicted of certain crimes involving moral turpitude, drug offenses, and domestic violence or child abuse crimes.

To qualify for this waiver you must have:

  • Resided in the U.S. as a permanent resident for 5 years; and
  • Lived in the U.S. continuously for 7 years in any lawful status

As a legal resident, you must present strong and persuasive reasons as to why you should be allowed to stay in the country. You will need to prove strong family connections, employment, and reform of character. If you have a criminal record, you must discuss this matter thoroughly with your attorney.

Immigration Defense Lawyer in San Francisco and San Jose

Daniel Shanfield, Esq. Immigration Defense works to protect immigrants from unjust or improper removals by providing a vigorous and skilled defense. As a former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service litigator and prosecutor, Daniel is a talented and aggressive defense attorney in administrative hearings and in the courtroom. Over a 14 year career, Daniel has successfully fought for legal permanent residents seeking cancellation of removal.

Contact a San Francisco and San Jose immigration defense attorney at our firm to seek cancellation of removal.

Clients Tell Their Stories

  • “ case was a kind of difficult one, but Daniel made it done.”


  • “Efficient and knowledgeable...especially for complicated and non-standard immigration cases.”


  • “ was their expertise, diligence, and hard work that produced a successful outcome for me.”

    Former Client

  • “this office should always be your first choice.”


  • “...their professional approach to all my concerns gave me the confidence I needed to relax”


  • “Thank you to Law Offices of Daniel Shanfield for all your hard work.”


  • “The outcome of their professionalism and expertise resulted in my deportation case being dismissed.”


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