Scary Immigration Problems
There are many scary immigration problems that you may encounter. Our office has handled all of them and we want to help you. Here are some examples of issues you may face.
Scary Immigration Problems | 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.
Scary Immigration Problems | I Might Be Deported, But I Have U.S. Born Children
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.
Scary Immigration Problems | My Minor Relative Was Detained at the Border
You might be worried about a younger relative or friend facing deportation. More and more, young people attempt to cross the border into the U.S. on their own or with groups, without guardians. They are detained and released, but sometimes receive notification of a hearing.
Because of the Special Immigrant Juvenile Program, these children might not be deported, but could instead apply for a work permit and a green card. They must be under 21, unmarried, and abandoned or neglected (according to a local Family Court order), and in some cases attending school. Under these conditions, a young person might adjust his or her status in the U.S through an I-360 petition.
If you are facing any of these scary immigration problems, please call our New jersey immigration attorney today for a consultation.