In an extreme psychological hardship case, a citizen or resident of the United States applies for the immigration waiver because the deportation of a family member  (spouse or child) will cause extreme hardship for themselves or their family. In these cases, the U.S. government is concerned about the difficulties for the U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident (LPR). A Cancelation of Removal is very similar to a hardship except that the foreign born individual is currently in removal proceedings.

Examples of extreme hardship may be:

Case Example: