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Can non-violent/white-collar crime make me ineligible for a green card to be a permanent resident?

Even a non-violent or white-collar type of crime can make somebody ineligible to get their green card for the first time and can prevent you from achieving legal residency, which you've probably been working hard for, for a long time. A lot of people make the assumption that, you know, the offence is not that serious. And it's just important to remember that, you know, your opinion of what's serious is not going to be the same opinion of immigration law. And, you know, the law is pretty strict in a lot of these areas.

There's a lot of offenses that are not violent offenses that still can make somebody not able to get their residency, theft offenses, fraud offenses, even minor drug offenses. So, you know, even a misdemeanor marijuana offense can make somebody not able to get their residency. So just please don't make the assumption yourself of what’s serious or not serious. It just takes a conversation with an experienced immigration attorney to help you figure out, is this offense going to be a problem for me or not? Am I going to still be able to become a legal resident? And we can answer that for you. Just let us know. We're here to help.

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