Good Moral Character Criteria and What Should an Immigrant Do if Convicted

“Good Moral Character” is a test that Green Card holders and applicants for naturalization (US citizenship) should pass. Conviction of a crime of moral turpitude (CMT) would cause a non-citizen deportable and/or at risk of citizenship denial by the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) application. What is a crime of Moral Turpitude? CrimesContinue reading “Good Moral Character Criteria and What Should an Immigrant Do if Convicted”

Domestic Violence Could Cause You Lose Your Green Card

Domestic Violence is abuse or threats to abuse of someone who is or used to be in an intimate relationship with the abuser. For example, married spouses, domestic partners, lovers, or those who have a child together, or lived together or are related through blood. Abuse is physical attack whether is intentional or reckless, sexualContinue reading “Domestic Violence Could Cause You Lose Your Green Card”

Recording Without Consent is Illegal in California

As technology continues to advance and audio recording systems become sleeker and more discrete, many individuals have rightfully feared the possibility of someone recording a confidential conversation. In California, it is actually illegal for people to record a private/confidential conversation or telephone call without one’s consent. Recording someone without the others’ knowledge is an actContinue reading “Recording Without Consent is Illegal in California”

How a Record of Contract Fraud may Affect Your U.S. Immigration Admissibility

In many parts of the world, business deals may involve many variables that may not initially be viewed as fraud. For instance, traditional gifts and other customs from one culture may later be interpreted by another as bribery. The potential for misinterpretation in business deals reminds people to always be aware of how some actionsContinue reading “How a Record of Contract Fraud may Affect Your U.S. Immigration Admissibility”

How Fraud and Embezzlement Affect Your Immigration Prospects

What is Embezzlement? Embezzlement is defined as an act where someone steals or misappropriates money or property from a, business partner, employer, or any person who trusted the embezzler with the asset. Embezzlement should not be confused with fraud, larceny, or theft. The key distinction is that the embezzler actually has/had permission to handle theContinue reading “How Fraud and Embezzlement Affect Your Immigration Prospects”

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Ramona Kennedy (Attorney) received her Jurisprudence Doctorate(Doctorate in law) in America. Ramona Kennedy is a licensed Attorney in California (USA) and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Ms. Kennedy's areas of practice are US Immigration law, US federal Laws and California State Laws. This is an immigration law blog. It is not intended to be used as legal advise. For further information please contact the law offices of Attorney Ramona Kennedy.