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Criminal Convictions

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A lot of people worry that if they have a criminal conviction, they are not eligible for any sort of immigration benefit.  However, this is not the case.  There are certain types of crimes that will block you from ever receiving an immigration benefit, but not all convictions will.  Depending on the crime, it could be that the statute under which you were convicted in state court, is completely different than the federal regulation, which could give you a way around it.  If you have been avoiding trying to apply for status because you are worried about that old conviction, it is worth it to talk to an attorney who will be able to tell you if you can still get immigration benefits, despite that conviction.

Helpful U.S. Immigration Links

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Here you will find many helpful links to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Citizenship & Immigration Services.