The effects of criminal conduct on your immigration status is one of the most complicated areas of immigration law. An attorney needs to know exactly what happened to answer your question. For example, you say the offense was more than five years after your arrival on a tourist visa, and that now you have a green card. The issue is did you commit a CiMT within five years of becoming a permanent resident. Your entry as a tourist is irrelevant to your question. Please consult an attorney.
I agree with my illustrious colleague and friend, Carl Shusterman. It will probably be faster than that but without more facts it is difficult to be more specific. If he's from Mexico, or has a valid passport it will faster. If he's from a place where we don't have an extradition treaty, like Cuba, maybe he won't get deported at all. Good luck.
The bigger question is how did he enter. Did he have a visa? If he came in without permission, he may not be able to fix his papers without going back to his home country. Then he is likely subject to a bar from reentry for as long as ten years. It gets complicated from there. You definitely need to talk to a lawyer.
No way to answer this question without more info. What exactly was the application? Was it a visa application at a consulate abroad, if so which consulate? Was this an interview here in the US pursuant to an adjustment of status? Please clarify. Thanks
Clearly you can always apply for any immigration benefit, including citizenship. However, if you can't meet the requirements, your application will be denied. In this case, you will need to show five years of good moral character, three if you received your LPR status through marriage to a USC and you're still married. A DUI by itself is not a crime involving moral turpitude, and is not necessarily a bar to naturalization within the 3/5 year statutory period. The combination of a DUI in...
Tough question to answer. A lawyer would need to know a lot more information about you. Do you have a job offer? What is your educational and employment background? Do you have family here? Have you ever won a Nobel Prize??? There may be different options for each od these questions. I would find myself a good immigration lawyer who will take some time and listen to your answers to these and other questions. Good luck! Ciao.
The rule generally is that if you get denied, you revert back to your earlier status. If still in good F status you should be okay. But with immigration the rules are not always followed, which is why the other lawyers and I agree that you probably need help.