A green card holder may be deported or unknowingly abandon their residency for the following reasons:
Being outside of the U.S. for more than 6 months out of a year
Be convicted of a crime - a crime involving moral turpitude (no matter when the crime occurred)
Being convicted of fraud
What if I Have a Criminal Conviction from the past?
Immediately Protect Yourself!
If you have a criminal conviction (i.e. drugs, domestic violence, theft, fraud, fraud, etc) on your record, it does not automatically disqualify you from applying for U.S. Citizenship. Unfortunately, we have seen firsthand that the longer you delay seeking immigration advice, the more difficult your case can become and create more issues down the road.
You may be able to qualify for U.S. Naturalization, depending on:
The type of crime;
When the crime occurred;
Length of time as a U.S. Green Card Holder;
Rehabilitation after the crime;
Expungement your Criminal Records;
If you received: Diversion, Prop 36, DEJ,
What if my U.S. Citizenship is already denied?
At The Luna Firm, we handle many cases who receive denials prior to obtaining our services. You may have options, and we can assist you with:
Appeals of denials of Citizenship
Request for Re-Hearing or Re-Evaluation
Re-Applying for Naturalization
CONTACT THE U.S. CITIZENSHIP & NATURALIZATION ATTORNEY
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