a friend of mine entered the us legally but was working illegally. he just had a child and planned on marrying in december. unfortunately, while working he sold a single cigarette and was arrested and fingerprinted. instead of using his name he used his fathers name that he no longer has contact with...will this arrest negativley affect his application for us citizenship? what other options can he pursue
The immigration consequences of convictions depend on the exact language of the statute under which the conviction took place.
You need to retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, including the court disposition and the charging documents, in order to advise you, and handle the case.
This person is not a citizen but if you meant whether he could become lawful permanent resident, admission of a crime and conviction, local, state, or federal, could affect his eligibility. In such situation often the person should have a criminal lawyers working alongside an immigration attorney.
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