In 2010 I was denied citizenship because of two prior shoplifting charges (one was dismissed/expunged when I did community service and the other was a fine I paid as a city ordinance). I have had green card since 2006 and permanent green card since 2008. I moved to Iowa and, unfortunately, have had three additional charges for shoplifting (one was dismissed when I attended a college class as a first time offender – well, in this state - , and the other two were pled guilty with a fine of about $270 each). I am now concerned that when I re-enter the U.S. I will be denied re-entry.
I am in the middle of a divorce with my husband and filed a restraining order in order to get him out of the house when he would not just move out. He has custody of one of my kids and I have custody of the one that he adopted but is mine by birth. My husband did get this son made a U.S. Citizen though. My husband is not working and we own a massage therapy business which I also was able to get him restrained from. If I travel out of the country (to Mongolia) with my son will I be kept from coming back to the U.S.? Since my son, who will be traveling with me is a U.S. citizen will he also be stopped? Will my soon to be ex-husband be called to get the child since he is a U.S. Citizen if I am not allowed to enter the country?
Yes, conviction of a crime will prevent you from entering the U.S.
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I agree with my colleague.
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Before leaving the country contact an Immigration Attorney so he/she can review your criminal dispositions. If your convictions are deemed to be CIMT's then you will be inadmissible and may be detained and placed in removal proceedings.
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