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IL immigration lawyerIf you have a criminal record in any country, your application for immigration to the U.S. may be denied. Immigration officials will evaluate the nature of your crime(s) to determine whether or not you are legally admissible. If you are deemed inadmissible on criminal grounds, you may be able to obtain a waiver of inadmissibility. Your eligibility for a waiver will depend on several factors including the seriousness of the crime and how long ago it occurred.

Definition of Inadmissibility on Criminal Grounds

You will generally be considered inadmissible if you have been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude or if you have multiple criminal convictions. Moral turpitude is broadly defined as acts involving fraud, inherently evil intent, violence against people, and distribution of controlled substances. For example, arson is a crime of moral turpitude because it involves inherently evil intent; trespassing is a crime but not one of moral turpitude.

Crimes That Do Not Require a Waiver of Inadmissibility

A conviction for a crime of moral turpitude will generally make you inadmissible. However, there are several exceptions to this rule commonly referred to as the juvenile, sentencing, and political exceptions. You do not need a waiver of inadmissibility for these crimes:

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DuPage County immigration attorneys, permanent residencyInternational marriage is becoming common. In order to make it work, however, there are legalities that must be observed, and many people wind up in trouble due to being unaware of such requirements. One of the most important is having conditions placed on your permanent residency, and how to apply to remove them. This is done to cut down on fraudulent “green card” marriages, but it can cause problems even for those in true relationships.

Conditions Placed on Permanent Residency

If you are engaged to marry a U.S. citizen, or if you have been married for less than two years upon your entry into the U.S., you are entitled to apply for permanent residence. However, if successful, you will receive a conditional grant of permanent residency, valid for two years only. United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) will then more fully investigate your background and bona fides during that two year period.

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Chicago immigration attorney, family-sponsored immigration, humanitarian reinstatement, lawful permanent resident, permanent residence, Permanent Residence Application, Petition for Alien Relative, petitions for permanent residence, priority date, undocumented immigrationWhen a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR, or green card holder) wants to bring a family member to live with him or her, there are pitfalls and paperwork that may lie ahead. Certain common problems can occur between application and receiving one’s green card. Therefore, it is important to be prepared and informed.

The Death of a Sponsor

One of the most difficult and frightening situations that a potential immigrant can face is when his or her sponsor—the U.S. citizen or LPR vouching for the individual to be able to enter the U.S.—passes away before the petition is approved. Formerly, if this occurred, it meant that the petition was, for all intents and purposes, dead. However, after some reform, there are options to save time and effort.

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