CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL FOR NONPERMANENT RESIDENTS
According to INA (Immigration & Nationality Act)
§ 240A(b), reproduced below, an individual in removla proceedings may apply for cancellation of removal if he can establish 10 years of continuous physical presence in the United States, good moral character, and demonstrate that his removal would result in exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to his qualifying relative. The qualifying relative must be a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States and could be his parent, spouse, or child under 21 years of age.
240A(b) Cancellation of removal and adjustment of status for certain nonpermanent residents.—
240A(b)(1) In general.—The Attorney General may cancel removal of, and adjust to the status of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence, an alien who is inadmissible or deportable from the United States if the alien—
240A(b)(1)(A) has been physically present in the United States for a continuous period of not less than 10 years immediately preceding the date of such application;
240A(b)(1)(B) has been a person of good moral character during such period;
240A(b)(1)(C) has not been convicted of an offense under section 212(a)(2), 237(a)(2), or 237(a)(3), subject to paragraph (5); and
240A(b)(1)(D) establishes that removal would result in exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to the alien's spouse, parent, or child, who is a citizen of the United States or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence.