Any conviction can have immigration consequences. What those consequences are can only be determined through a review of the court disposition and the statute under which the conviction took place.
You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer, whether myself or one of my colleagues, to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case.
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You need a good criminal and immigration attorney. I am not familiar with Oregon law. However, crucial factors include the actual sentence (even if suspended), the time since you became a permanent resident, and the maximum penalty for the crime. Certain state misdemeanors are classified as felonies for immigration purposes, and certain diversionary programs still count as convictions, as do expungements.
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Is either of your parents a US citizen before you turned 18? If yes, you may already be a US citizen. If you are a US citizen, the outcome of the shoplifting case should have no effect on your immigration status.
You should review with your attorney the specific facts to find out your legal options.Ask a similar question