Your brother has been convicted of what is referred to as a crime involving moral turpitude. This is a basis for placing him into removal proceedings depending on a number of other factors that include: length of permanent residency prior to the commission of the offense; whether there are any other crimes; what the sentence was that was actually imposed. Then again he may not be placed into proceedings before an immigration judge and may be able to proceed with applying for citizenship. The best first step is a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney.
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I agree he would be best served by meeting with an attorney who will review his criminal conviction and his immigration history.
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Probably not, but having an experienced immigration attorney on his side would help and certainly he can afford one. Even though it was expunched he must list it as expungement does not seal his record from any 'Governmental agencies
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