I am currently in removal proceeding after having my I-140 denied, which was originally files in 2001. I am a German citizen and have been in the U.S for 19 years, no criminal record, paying taxes, own a house, 3 U.S citizen children (oldest is 10 y, none speak german). My wife is also from Germany but not in removal proceedings, no legal status either after the i140 was denied... Our court date for the individual hearing is in Dec. I am familiar with the extreme and unusual hardship requirements and have read several of the precedent cases that are floating around on the web. Unfortunately they are all from 2001 and older and I cannot seem to find any more recent case references - has it become practically impossible to meet the hardship standard? Does anybody know of any cases that are somewhat similar to what I have describe above, or even any cases of other Germans that have been in removal proceedings? I am trying to figure out what our chances are of proving the xxx hardship for the children. Thanks in advance for any input or links to other online sources.