For anyone that is not a US citizen, an arrest, a criminal conviction, or sometimes even the mere suspicion that the person committed a criminal activity, can create big problems in their current or future immigration status. Someone that has been living in the US for decades, can find themselves in trouble with immigration authorities and in removal proceedings if any one of these situations occurs.
In a series of weekly videos and blogs, I will be discussing how criminal activity affects immigration status, which criminal activities affect a person’s immigration status, and what options are available to someone that finds themselves in trouble with immigration because of criminal activity.
These videos and blogs are intended to give the viewer and reader general information that is useful, but they are not intended to be legal advice. Anyone that is a not a US citizen and has criminal related issues, should consult with an attorney that can properly evaluate the case in order to determine the effect, if any, a plea, conviction, admission of guilt, or suspicion of criminal activity will have on their current immigration status, as well as on any future application for benefits.
If you have questions about your immigration case, it’s important to speak with an experienced immigration attorney to discuss your specific case and circumstances. Attorney Evelyn J. Pabon Figueroa is an Associate in the Orlando office of CPLS, P.A. She is a member of the firm’s Immigration Practice Group. Contact Attorney Evelyn today at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any immigration issues you may be experiencing.