Potential Immigration Issues
The process of obtaining United States citizenship can often be long and stressful, and there are many potential immigration issues that you might face. Our experienced New Jersey attorneys can help you on your path to citizenship and will guide you through all obstacles along the way. Contact our office today.
Potential Immigration Issues | Will a Criminal History Affect Someone’s Ability to Sponsor Me?
A U.S. citizen’s criminal history will not affect his or her ability to sponsor someone for a green card, unless a court convicted the person of a crime that falls under Megan’s Law. Megan’s Law is a federal policy requiring authorities to make certain information about sex offenders publicly known. A registered sex offender cannot sponsor a green card application unless that individual has undergone rehabilitation and can offer evidence that he or she will not harm the party seeking sponsorship. This decision is entirely at the discretion of immigration officials. If this concerns you, seek counsel from an experienced New Jersey Family Immigration Lawyer, and perhaps a criminal defense attorney.
Potential Immigration Issues | Are My U.S. Born Children at Risk of Deportation?
It’s unwise to generalize about cases like these – too many factors could determine the outcome. However, if you have been in the U.S. for at least 10 years and have U.S.-born children, especially children who are not babies, and who have been integrated into the school system and the culture; if you have no criminal record and have evidence of good character; you may be able to apply for cancellation of removal. You will go to a trail – ideally with an attorney. Be prepared to document all of the above, as well as the extraordinary hardship your U.S. citizen relatives would face if you were deported.
If you are facing any of these potential immigration issues, please call our New Jersey immigration attorney today for a consultation.