If you or a loved one is planning on applying for a green card or immigrant
visa anytime in the near future, a criminal record could make you ineligible
to gain entry into the United States. Immigration laws are very strict
on the qualifications which must be met to be granted entry on either
a temporary or permanent basis. Violent crimes or crimes of a serious
nature that could be grounds for deportation are also likely to be ground
According to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA),
the following are just a few of crimes or activities which could prevent
you from being able to receive a visa or green card:
- A crime of moral turpitude such as robbery, aggravated assault, fraud,
incest, kidnapping, rape, spousal abuse, child abuse, voluntary manslaughter
- Controlled substance violation either here in the U.S. or under foreign law.
- Being convicted of multiple criminal offenses wherein your sentence is
in excess of 5 years.
- Engaging in prostitution or procuring prostitutes.
immigration lawyer from our firm to provide you with legal representation throughout the
immigration process will dramatically improve your chances of being able
to get your green card or visa. Our attorneys have years of experience
helping people come up with viable resolutions to their immigration problems
and are well aware of the strategies which can be used to help you accomplish
your immigration goals. In some instances, even an individual who has
a criminal past or who has prior immigration violations may be able to
apply for permanent residency providing he or she is able to obtain a
waiver of inadmissibility.
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Falsifying an application for immigration or lying to an immigration official
in an attempt to fraudulently obtain entry into the U.S. is likely to
result in your deportation or removal. It will also make it almost impossible
for you to avail yourself of immigration benefits in the future. Before
you get yourself into a situation which cannot be easily resolved, we
advise you seek counsel from an experienced immigration lawyer. An Ohio
immigration lawyer at Robert Brown LLC will be able to answer any questions
you may have and advise you on whether your criminal record makes you
ineligible to apply for an immigrant visa or green card. To get the immigration
assistance you need,
contact our law firm now.