Morris County Immigration Attorney Discusses How a Spouse’s Criminal Past Can Affect Your Green Card
As a Morris County Immigration Attorney I was recently contacted by a woman whose husband had been incariated when he was younger. They both came to my office and they were worried if his incarceration could affect his ability to sponsor her. If a US citizen has a previous criminal history it does not affect their ability to sponsor their spouse. As a Morris County Immigration Attorney I advise my clients that there is one scenario when it does affect the ability to sponsor the spouse, this is if the individual was convicted of a serious sexual offense and they’re on the sexual offender list called Megan’s Law. Immigration will not permit the individual to serve as a sponsor for either a green card or a fiance petition unless there is evidence and documentation that the individual has undergone rehabilitation and will offer no harm to the individual being sponsored. This is under immigration discretion and you need to seek advice of an Morris County immigration attorney if you have a scenario similar to this.
If you have any immigration questions about this or any general immigration matter, please contact our Morris County immigration attorneys.