Bernard P WolfsdorfImmigration Attorney
If the I-829 is denied, you can renew the application in removal proceedings. But getting a hearing is another matter because they are not ordinarily issuing NTAs. So you can try and file a motion to reopen, but without compelling evidence, that will not succeed. You are a permanent resident until the Judge orders you removed and technically entitled to temporary stamps, but if you travel abroad, CBP may issue an NTA when you try to reenter. Cancellation may be an option if you have sufficient accrued time before the NTA is issued.