if a person who is a greencard holder and has a felony record, will there be a legal hindrance in obtaining a US citizenship?
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:38 PM
It will depend on the type of crime you were convicted of committing and when it occurred. The Immigration and Nationality Act allows for the grant of citizenship if no crimes were committed during the five years immediately preceding the filing of your application. However, USCIS reserves the right to deny your application pursuant to the catch-all clause in INA s. 101(f). Additionally, the conviction could subject you to deportation proceedings and possible detention. I would highly suggest you consult with a local Immigration Lawyer to advise you further in detail about your specific matter.
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