I´m Systems engineer from Mexico and I have a TN visa (to Work), last weekend I was accused for a petity theft.
I have never been arrested before.
I would like to know if could I be deported to my country for that? What is going to happen with my work visa?
I would really appreciate your advise in this matter.
Generally one misdemeanor crime involving moral turpitude, if sentenced to under 6 months, is not a basis for deportation.
The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an attorney to discuss your individual case.
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You should involve an immigration attorney in the disposition of this criminal matter. Best Wishes!
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Unlikely, if this is your one and only violation that involves moral turpitude and it is not punishible by incarceration of longer than 6 months.
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