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Out of status immigrant going for an i485 marriage interview, has 3 marijuana misdemeanor and a trespassing charge

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Immigrant has been out of status for a number of years, going to an i485 marriage interview, although has 3 marijuana possession misdemeanor and a trespassing charges, what are the possibilities of the outcome..

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Not enough information. You would be best served by a consultation with an experienced Immigration Attorney BEFORE to subject yourself to an interview.

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The applicant needs to consult with an experienced immigration attorney immediately. A conviction for possession of marijuana renders one inadmissible and therefore ineligible for permanent residence. The fact that it is a misdemeanor is irrelevant. A waiver is available under certain circumstances but whether the applicant is eligible cannot be determined from these facts.

While this answer is provided by a Florida Bar Certified Expert in Immigration and Nationality Law, it is for general information purposes only and an attorney/client relationship is neither intended nor created. You should seek out qualified counsel to review your case and provide you with advice specific to your situation. Call +1-561-478-5353 to schedule a consultation with Mr. Devore.

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