Medical facilities in Georgia are among the best in the country. If you or a family member suffers from serious medical issues that require high-quality care and have received a deportation notice, legal options may exist that allow you to stay in the United States. We often represent clients facing the deportation and removal process.

According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, there are several elements case officers consider for extreme hardship.

Factors

Receiving immigration relief is possible when you can show multiple consequences related to health care and conditions, such as the following:

  • The quality and availability of healthcare you need is not available in your home country
  • A harmful psychological impact of separation on a qualifying relative, including a spouse, parent or child
  • Prior trauma by your qualifying relative may exacerbate the psychological impact of separation

The country to which you must return may also affect your immigrant status and whether the medical condition caused, or may result in, a disability.

Waivers

One of the most important factors is whether you are admissible to the U.S. If you have a criminal record that includes a drug crime or murder, your case becomes more complicated. However, even if deemed inadmissible, several statutes may provide an exemption or exception, depending on the circumstances.

You may have one qualifying relative that demonstrates extreme hardship or have several family members that do not individually qualify as extreme hardship but meet the criteria when considered together. The deportation process is complex and encompasses many steps. The deportation notification could become a removal order. However, it does not happen overnight, giving you time to form a defense strategy that helps you successfully obtain a cancellation of removal.