I'm being charged with theft, can I still apply for Permanent residency?
Can I plead guilty to get probation? Or will this be consequential and lead to deportation?
My lawyer doesn't know much about immigration laws, and it's basically up to me to find out how consequential this will be for me. Any advice will be highly appreciated!
1 attorney answer
Pleading to criminal charges can have huge consequences on your immigration matter. Your question does not offer much details of the criminal case against you. You should take all the criminal documents to an immigration attorney in your area for consultation. There are immigration lawyers in your area with expertise on this. Visit www.aila.org, it is the premier immigration lawyers organization in the U.S. On their website, you can search for attorney based on location and area of practice. I don't think you should file your greencard application or even plead to the charges until a competent immigration lawyer has reviewed the records. Not only should you be concerned about the denial of your residency application, a conviction may also result in deportation notwithstanding you marriage to a US citizen, a US. citizen daughter and 5 year presence in the U.S..