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”

Crimes of Moral Turpitude and Aggravated Felony, US Deportation

Whether you are on a valid Visa or have a Pending Immigrant Visa ( Asylum, Family Related, Marriage Related, Extraordinary Abilities, Work-Sponsored Visas” you will be placed in Removal Procedure that means Deportation by ICE (the enforcement body of Immigration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement). Dealing with ICE can happen through Immigration Court, under the JudgmentContinue reading “Crimes of Moral Turpitude and Aggravated Felony, US Deportation”

The effects of “Conviction v. Admission” In Immigration Proceedings

When a crime is charged, and respondent is not convicted, it may cause him to be inadmissible when he admits the essential elements of the crime. This inadmissibility happens under 8 U.S.C. § 1182(a)(2)(A)(i) (ground of inadmissibility for any alien who is convicted of or admits committing the essential acts of a crime involving moralContinue reading “The effects of “Conviction v. Admission” In Immigration Proceedings”

Certain Crimes Could Have Unwanted Effects on Your Immigration Status; Defenses in Both Criminal and Immigration Courts Very Important

California Penal Code of 484 e(d) states every person who acquires or retains possession of access card account information with respect to an access card validly issued to another person, without the cardholders or issuers consent , with the intent to use it fraudulently is guilty of Grand Theft. In California, Felony Grand Theft isContinue reading “Certain Crimes Could Have Unwanted Effects on Your Immigration Status; Defenses in Both Criminal and Immigration Courts Very Important”

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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.