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- Q. My husband is a sex offender many many years back, can he petition for me for permanent residency?
- A: In a nutshell; yes he can file a petition for you
- Q. A charge of DUI that was dismiss after a first time offender claim can affect an inmigration petition on process?
- A: First-time DUI with no injuries or a DUI conviction is considered significant misdemeanor in most states, significant misdemeanor may affect only certain immigration benefits, but not all. First-time DUI with no injuries or a DUI conviction or even just an arrest could raise a red flag when hoping to become a naturalized citizen -- for example, in meeting the good moral character requirement. Whether a non-citizen's DUI affects his immigration status will depend on the specific facts of his DUI case.
- Q. What happens if you are caught shoplifting an are an immigrant out of status?
- A: Shoplifting is a crime involves moral turpitude (CMT). Conviction of shoplifting and other crimes involve moral turpitude shows that the person lack good moral character, if the individual is an undocumented alien who entered the United States illegally or are out of status, that individual becomes ineligible for admission into the United States. And his arrest for shoplifting will likely bring him to the attention of (ICE). Even if not convicted of shoplifting, he likely will face removal proceedings based on his unlawful immigration status. However there are other factors that may be important when determining whether alien maybe removed and whether conviction will lead to removal
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