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Alert for Lawful Permanent Residents with criminal records considering applying for United States citizenship (AllLaw)

  • Organization: AllLaw
  • Document Type: Client legal education
  • Date Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
  • Submitted: Tuesday, October 04, 2005
  • Attachment(s): LINK

If you are hoping to apply for citizenship (naturalization) in the U.S. and have a criminal record, do not even think of turning in your application without talking to an immigration attorney first. You not only risk being denied citizenship, but, if the crime is serious enough, of being placed in removal proceedings and possibly being stripped of your lawful permanent residence (green card) and deported back to your home country.

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