NACARA Special Rule Cancellation
The Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) applies to certain individuals from Guatemala, El Salvador, and the former Soviet Bloc Countries who applied for asylum in the United States by specific dates or registered for benefits under the American Baptist Churches v. Thornburgh, 760 F. Supp. 796 (N.D. Cal. 1991) class-action lawsuit settlement agreement.
NACARA also applies to qualified family members and certain individuals who have been victims of extreme cruelty at the hands of legal permanent residents, U.S. Citizens or other NACARA beneficiaries.
Under a subsection of this act (203), qualified individuals may apply for suspension of deportation or cancellation of removal under standards similar to those in effect before the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.