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At Kasturi Law, LLC, our Naperville immigration and nationality law attorney knows a criminal conviction can have a significant impact on your immigration status, mainly if the conviction falls under specific categories of crimes that are considered grounds for inadmissibility or deportation.

Criminal convictions can also impact various immigration applications, including applications for visas, adjustment of status, naturalization, and asylum, as immigration authorities may deny or delay such applications based on an applicant’s criminal history.

While the specific consequences will depend on various factors, including the nature and severity of the crime and the individual’s immigration status, below are a few examples of how criminal behavior and a subsequent conviction can impact your immigration status.

Can Criminal Conviction Impact My Immigration Status

What Criminal Convictions Can Lead to Inadmissibility or Deportation?

Certain criminal convictions can render individuals inadmissible to the U.S., meaning they are barred from entering or remaining in the country.

Crimes that can lead to inadmissibility include, but are not limited to:

  • Crimes of moral turpitude.
  • Drug-related offenses.
  • Crimes involving firearms.
  • Aggravated felonies.

If a non-citizen is convicted of certain crimes, they may be subject to deportation or removal proceedings. Some individuals facing deportation proceedings may be eligible for cancellation of removal if they meet specific criteria.

In other cases, individuals with criminal convictions may be eligible for waivers or other forms of relief from deportation or inadmissibility. However, the availability of waivers and relief will depend on various factors, including the nature of the offense, the individual’s immigration history, and other mitigating factors.

It is crucial to speak with an experienced immigration attorney about how your criminal charges can impact your immigration status and what options are available to you. We can help.

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Contact us today to learn how our Illinois immigration attorney can assist you. We provide in-office, phone, and Zoom consultations to help you understand your legal rights and options so you can make informed decisions about your immigration journey.