Former 212(c)

This section of the INA was repealed in 1996, but the Courts have held that in certain circumstances this repeal of this section was "impermissibly retroactive." Aliens who were either in proceedings before April 2007 or who had committed crimes prior to April 2007 should seek counsel to determine whether they may possibly qualify for this relief as it was available to waive offenses which cannot be waived with LPR-Cancellation of Removal.