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Can medical issues stop the deportation process?

| Nov 22, 2019 | Firm News

Florida residents have access to some of the best medical care in the world. If you require medical treatment and have received a deportation order, you may wonder if you have options. A Cancellation of Removal can occur under several circumstances. Extreme hardship conditions due to medical issues may stop the proceedings.

According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the officer involved in your case can make exceptions for medical consequences. Depending on the cost, length of treatment and other details of your claim, it may warrant additional consideration. The medical treatment required can be for you or a family member.

The level of care needed may not be available in areas where civil unrest, catastrophic environmental events or ongoing violence exists. This may make your return and that of your family unsafe. If a family member in the U.S. legally receives a formal disability determination and they rely on you financially, your deportation proceedings may halt. There are also considerations if you have a disability and depend on your family in the U.S. for support.

The Department of State may provide information regarding the conditions of the health care system in the country to which you return. There is typically support for extreme hardship directives if there is a country-wide travel warning. When reviewing your case, it is the cumulative effect that helps determine the Cancellation of Removal. Extreme Hardship considerations also apply to issues other than health-related concerns. An experienced attorney experienced can help you understand your options and navigate the complex filing process.

This information is provided for educational purposes and should not be interpreted as legal advice.

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