Asked 4 months ago - Key West, FLFlag
I been a permanent resident since 2007, recently my resident card was stolen, i want to apply for my card to b sent to me again since i need to travel outside the country, but i have couple misdeanors i have comitted, shoplifting, i never went to jail and i payed all the fines and did all that the court ask me to. Can my replacement card be denied, can they take away my residency due to the shoplifting cases i have in the past?
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If you filed an I-90 seeking a replacement card, that will not be affected by your criminal issues. Regarding the status of your residency, it depends on the nature of the final resolution of your criminal cases (i.e. was adjudication withheld, did you enter a guilty plea, were the charges dropped, etc.), which will may or may not become an issue until you seek adjustment of your status to U.S. Citizen.
If you received the greencard prior to the incident and you are fingerprinted in order to get your new card it could cause you some probplems. Shoplifting is a CIMT and a deportable offense. however. you do have defenses to the removal.
You are eligible for NATZ. i suggest that as soon as you get your replacement greencard you apply. Once you are a USC, you will no longer need to worry about issues such as this.
Refuse to issue you a card? No. Place you in removal proceedings? Possibly yes. An alien convicted of two crimes of moral turpitude not arising out of the same criminal scheme is deportable. The crimes do not need to be felonies.
I recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney before taking any action.
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