Can I apply for citizenship with a felonious driving and a misdemeanor conviction? 1 Answers as of April 11, 2011I have a felony for felonious driving and also I have a misdemeanor for retail fraud. Its been five years from my convictions. For my felony I only served 1 year of probation and for my misdemeanor. I only had to pay fines. I want to become a U.S citizen to petition for my husband of 2 years. I want to know what my chances are of becoming a U.S citizen and if I can petition my husband. Since my convictions I have had good behavior. I was convicted in 2006 please help. Thank you.
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If USCIS discovers your retail fraud conviction, it could result in your being placed in removal proceedings since this crime appears to be what immigration authorities would consider a crime of moral turpitude, i.e., theft and sufficient to get you deported.
Answer Applies to: Virginia