Immigration Through the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) Section 203
Overview of NACARA 203·
Suspension of Deportation and Special Rule Cancellation of Removal
These are types of relief from deportation (or removal). Traditionally, suspension of deportation and cancellation of removal have only been available to eligible individuals who are in deportation (or removal) proceedings in Immigration Court.
NACARA 203 allows certain individuals to apply for relief from USCIS even if they have not been placed in deportation (or removal) proceedings before an immigration judge.
If USCIS grants you relief under section 203 of NACARA, you will be a permanent resident and will obtain an I-551, Permanent Residence Card, commonly referred to as a “green card.” For more information on eligibility to apply for NACARA 203 benefits, see our NACARA: Eligibility to Apply page.
Last Reviewed/Updated: 04/07/2011