I have my green card since 2012 and few days ago applied for my driver license. I passed the written test but after that I've been told i have to wait 3 weeks for my permit , so it could be sent it to Springield and than mail it back to me. I still haven't got it and I'm afraid they sent my paperwork to ICE and will put me in custody for that . Is that how it works ?
You mentioned that you have an "open" shoplifting case. Is your case pending? If you have not been convicted of any crime, then your immigration status should not be in danger at this time. But I strongly urge you to seek legal counsel regarding the shoplifting incident, and regarding the immigration consequences of a conviction. Best wishes.
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Neither your green card nor your driver's license will be in jeopardy because of shoplifting. You may have problems when you file to renew your green card or when you apply for naturalization if the shoplifting was classified as "felony" under state law.
First hire a criminal attorney to defend your alleged shoplifting charges. Tell them about your immigration concern. Once the case is cleared up either way, or close to being cleared up, consult with an AVVO Immigration Attorney for any negative fallout on your green card. You are on the right pass on these cases. Thank you for inquiring.
Your paperwork would not have been sent to ICE and your open criminal case will not affect your ability to get a driving permit and license.
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