Can my husband get GC?

Asked almost 3 years ago - Jacksonville, FL

Hi I'm green card holder since 2007 married to my husband last year. ( he is overstayed visa 2 year rule not required) My husband has only one petit theft. Shoplifting conviction! Is there anyway that he can become permanent resident?and I want apply to Citizenship soon!

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . Don't sponsor him until you become a U.S. citizen. Then, he can get his green card without leaving the U.S. Most probably, his shoplifting conviction constitutes "one petty offense" meaning that there will be no negative immigration consequences.

    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Luis Alberto Guerra

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    Answered . No problem. You could file a petition on his behalf now (as an lpr). That petition will become an "immnediate relative petition" once you obtain your US citizenship. Once the petition is upgraded he will be able to adjust his status to that of a legal permanent resident. He may need a waiver for his criminal case but should not have any problems as long as he is otherwise admissible. I suggest that you get the help of an EXPERIENCED immigration attorney.
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    Law Office of Luis A. Guerra (954) 434-5800. This answer is of a general nature and should not be relied upon as... more
  3. Ilona Dzhamgarova

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    Answered . You can sponsor him when you will become US citizen and shoplifting conviction will not impact his green card

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