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Thread: Criminal Record while Pending I-485

  1. #1
    so yes, i was arrested two years ago for lewd conduct, my lawyer entered a plea for trespassing, and now suffering while awaiting for my GC.

    I am anticipating a DENIAL since they rarely deny a case unless you have a criminal record and two other reasons which i forgot.

    They receiced my 485 last sept 5. I am sure a lot of you are on the same date.

    so my questions is ...

    Do i need to prepare anything while anticipating my denial?

    Is anybody here has a similar case that was APPROVED?

    Has anybody received anything with the same date as mine?

    Do you guys know any good if not the best attorney to handle my case?

    ANy advice that would help my situation I would appreciate it.

    Thanks a lot ....

  2. #2
    so yes, i was arrested two years ago for lewd conduct, my lawyer entered a plea for trespassing, and now suffering while awaiting for my GC.

    I am anticipating a DENIAL since they rarely deny a case unless you have a criminal record and two other reasons which i forgot.

    They receiced my 485 last sept 5. I am sure a lot of you are on the same date.

    so my questions is ...

    Do i need to prepare anything while anticipating my denial?

    Is anybody here has a similar case that was APPROVED?

    Has anybody received anything with the same date as mine?

    Do you guys know any good if not the best attorney to handle my case?

    ANy advice that would help my situation I would appreciate it.

    Thanks a lot ....

  3. #3
    Hi Sugatr,

    Please don't take this the wrong way, but if you were trying to get a Green Card here, why didn't you pay attention to our laws? I don't understand cases like yours. There are so many hard working, law abiding people trying to get green cards here, why would you do something to mess up your chances???

    Laws are made for a reason. If you don't have respect for US laws, I'm not sure the USA is the right place for you.

  4. #4
    Hello sugatar

    What is your application based on . family plan by marriage or family member petition, etc?

    Was the Lewd charge lowered to criminal trespass? If so, was it considered low level misdeameanor?


    Why are you expecting a denial?

    Few more details please.

  5. #5
    Sorry if I sounded harsh, but I am in zero toleration mode for law breaking people. It's not that difficult to stay above the law - particularly when you are trying to get immigration matters in order. I come here and defend immigrants on a regular basis, but when I read stuff like this - lewd behavior? I believe the US quota has been met in this category!

  6. #6
    I agree. You see, either lewd conduct or trespassing means violation of other people's well-being, peace, and privacy, which should be dealt with accordingly in full force of relevant laws, and it's regardless whoever commits it. What if it's committed by a non-resident, and his/her permanent residency application is denied because of this? Ahh, it's hard to scoop up even just a bit from my bottomless sympathy reserve!

  7. #7
    Well, isn't this ironic? I have no sympathy for Sugatr's predicament...and agree that he should be denied permanent residency in America. However, I do find the position taken by ProudMex to be a little...well, ironic.

    ProudMex will forgive almost anything when it concerns the conduct of illegals in America...and advocate for their being given legal status.

    Entering the country illegally: ProudMex thinks that this is no big deal.

    Working without authorization, using either fake or stolen identities: ProudMex will happily forgive this, also.

    Driving without a license or insurance...well, ProudMex thinks that this is just one of those things.

    I could go on, but you get the idea!

    I guess that Sugatr was just really unlucky to...finally...have crossed one of ProudMex's red lines.

    Maybe, we'll see a little more consistency from ProudMex in future.

  8. #8
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SunDevilUSA:
    Well, isn't this ironic? I have no sympathy for Sugatr's predicament...and agree that he should be denied permanent residency in America. However, I do find the position taken by ProudMex to be a little...well, ironic.

    ProudMex will forgive almost anything when it concerns the conduct of illegals in America...and advocate for their being given legal status.

    Entering the country illegally: ProudMex thinks that this is no big deal.

    Working without authorization, using either fake or stolen identities: ProudMex will happily forgive this, also.

    Driving without a license or insurance...well, ProudMex thinks that this is just one of those things.

    I could go on, but you get the idea!

    I guess that Sugatr was just really unlucky to...finally...have crossed one of ProudMex's red lines.

    Maybe, we'll see a little more consistency from ProudMex in future. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    SunDevil,

    You shouldn't make assumptions about people - especially ones you don't know.

    I do have sympathy for people who come here to make a better life for themselves, as long as they are willing to follow our laws. I've always been consistent on that matter. The USA doesn't need more criminals - period. Please find a post of mine where I have condoned the criminal behavior of illegal aliens (or anyone else for that matter)?

    When I read posts such as the one written by the OP, I normally choose to ignore them rather than say something negative. Unlike you, I don't need to sign on to this forum and prey on the misfortunes of other people to feel better about myself. However, when I saw the word 'lewd', I couldn't help but respond the way I did in this thread. I have zero tolerance for people who break the law - whether they are citizens or not!

  9. #9
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SunDevilUSA:

    ...

    Maybe, we'll see a little more consistency from ProudMex in future. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Hah! tries to split some hair and, by that, he thinks it makes him a scientist.

  10. #10
    Okay, first things first.

    The plea is controlling. If the arrest was for lewd conduct but the offender entered a plea and was convicted of trespassing, it's trespassing that will be determined to be the criminal offense.

    Trespassing is not a CIMT, and shouldn't cause problems.

    However, the fact that the conviction will probably have little impact over the application by no means reduces the significance of the act.

    If in doubt, the OP should consult with a lawyer and more importantly, rectify his or her conduct to make sure this remains an isolated incident instead of a pattern of criminal behavior.

    -THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE-

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