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Immigration Law, Deportation and Criminal Convictions

Immigration Law, Deportation and Criminal Convictions

If you are in the United States of America as a documented individual without citizenship, also known as a foreign national, you face deportation if you are convicted of a crime in Florida that violates “moral turpitude” or is listed in the Federal Statues as a deportable crime. Since the early 1900’s when German, Polish, Russian and other Eastern European immigrants came ashore to America, through Ellis Island and other ports of entry, the Federal Courts have been sending the convicted immigrants back to their home country for criminal convictions. The foreign nationals who have been found guilty or have pled guilty of committing a criminal act that falls under the test of “moral turpitude” have long faced deportation out of the United States. Judge Learned Hand, a New York… […]

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Immigrant Charged With A Crime

Immigrant Charged With A Crime

Being arrested or convicted of a crime can certainly affect your current immigration status. It can reduce the chances of obtaining a work visa or citizenship, and can increase the risk of deportation, especially for those currently in the U.S. without any legal documentation. Individuals attempting to immigrate to the United States may be denied entrance if they have been arrested or convicted of a crime. All arrests and convictions in the U.S. are entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), a federal database containing criminal records. An arrest will appear in the NCIC computer if the person was fingerprinted and photographed by a law enforcement officer, or a law enforcement officer ordered the person to accompany him or her against the suspect’s will. Even if the arrest did… […]

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