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  • Will a felony conviction revoke my residency?

    I've been a legal resident for 7 years. I was charged with a state jail felony (theft over 1500). I was put on 3 years probation but got revoked 2 days before it was over. I have served the time for this already (220 days), but am worried that if I close the case by pleading guilty and getting time served, my green card will get revoked and I will get deported. I was told an ICE officer "cleared" me while I was incarcerated and nobody ever informed or counseled me about possible deportation.

    Can anybody advise me?

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    I've been a legal resident for 7 years. I was charged with a state jail felony (theft over 1500). I was put on 3 years probation but got revoked 2 days before it was over. I have served the time for this already (220 days), but am worried that if I close the case by pleading guilty and getting time served, my green card will get revoked and I will get deported. I was told an ICE officer "cleared" me while I was incarcerated and nobody ever informed or counseled me about possible deportation.

    Can anybody advise me?

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    • #3
      Felony charges are not good. Consult with a reputable attorney.

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      • #4
        Jca what you must do is go to your nearest ICE office and bring the court documents so that they can adjust the records regarding your conviction. They need to have this on record for when it comes to renewing your green card or processing n400 application. Best of luck

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        • #5
          Yes, you can get out of this because original sentence was probation. Go to the nearest ICE office and discuss with them.

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          • #6
            It will revoke your residency. If there is any way to circumvent your deportation, only an attorney will know.

            I do not condone you're criminality...I have no excuses for any such behavior, but, do believe people should get a second chance if they're really serious about correcting a mistake.

            Do not go to the ICE office as suggested by Federale and Englishintern.
            “...I may condemn what you say, but I will give my life for that you may say it”! - Voltaire

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            • #7
              <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jca:
              I've been a legal resident for 7 years. I was charged with a state jail felony (theft over 1500). I was put on 3 years probation but got revoked 2 days before it was over. I have served the time for this already (220 days), but am worried that if I close the case by pleading guilty and getting time served, my green card will get revoked and I will get deported. I was told an ICE officer "cleared" me while I was incarcerated and nobody ever informed or counseled me about possible deportation.

              Can anybody advise me? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

              Nobody should advise you on public forum. Go hire an attorney and a good one, who specialises in criminal as well as immigration law.

              In general , under 1996 law, the conviction of crime that carries a sentence of at least a year (even if suspended and not served) makes one felon and thus subject to deportation, no ifs or buts about it.

              Better consult someone who can give you an accurate explanation of what your circusmatnces and options are.
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              • #8
                I echo Kollerkrot and ProudUSC. Don't go to an ICE office! Find a good lawyer well versed in both criminal and immigration law.
                "What you see in the photograph isn't what you saw at the time. The real skill of photography is organized visual lying."

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                • #9
                  Why would anyone who claims they are legally here advise this person not to surrender immediately to ICE. Do you support such criminality?

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                  • #10
                    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by federale86:
                    Why would anyone who claims they are legally here advise this person not to surrender immediately to ICE. Do you support such criminality? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                    Actually, Fed, you got a point. The OP's probation was revoked two days before it was scheduled to be over. That, I think, signals that he did something wrong again and hence, messed up his second chance.

                    Are we dealing with a repeat offender here?
                    “...I may condemn what you say, but I will give my life for that you may say it”! - Voltaire

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                    • #11
                      If it is a repeat offender, ICE will be coming for him or her very soon. We don't know why it was revoked.
                      "What you see in the photograph isn't what you saw at the time. The real skill of photography is organized visual lying."

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                      • #12
                        jca should be the next 'immigrant of the day'.

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                        • #13
                          Please consult with an experienced immigration attorney before you make any guilty plea. Make sure the immigration lawyer that you choose has a lot of experience with criminal issues as well, as a general immigration attorney may not provide all the advice that you need. Get a local attorney, as he or she will be knowledgeable about how your USCIS district office will handle renewing your 10 year green card (when time comes for that) or how they will handle any US citizenship application you may file in the future.

                          Also, please note that when you travel internationally now and re-enter the US, airport personnel will determine that you have an arrest, etc. and this may cause you to get referred to CBP (customs and border patrol) which may result in your getting placed in removal proceedings.

                          So it is important to contact an experienced immigration lawyer in your area for him or her to review your criminal paperwork and provide legal advice about your best options.

                          Sincerely,
                          Lena Korial-Yonan, Esq.
                          http://www.needimmigrationhelp.com
                          Lena Korial-Yonan, PA
                          9425 Craven Rd, Ste #5
                          Jacksonville, FL 32257
                          (904) 448-6646 Office

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                          • #14
                            In other words, find an immigration attorney who will support all the 'creative stories' you can think of....shouldn't be too difficult.....

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                            • #15
                              <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Someone12:
                              In other words, find an immigration attorney who will support all the 'creative stories' you can think of....shouldn't be too difficult..... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                              Certainly they do it as long as there's a viable case that can be supported by relevant laws, statutes, or precedent cases.

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