Can I still petition for my spouse for immigration if I was convicted of a felony? 7 Answers as of July 18, 2011

I was recently convicted with a felony for theft, can I still petition to put papers in for my husband he came here with a visa from Chile and has expired. Could I try to put paper in for him. How do I go about this?

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Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC
Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC | Lynne Feldman
Yes your felony will not affect your ability to petition for your spouse assuming you are a U.S. citizen. If you would like assistance in going through the process, contact me as indicated below. I would suggest a consultation by phone or in person and we can guide you both on what is needed. You may also email if that is easier and I will advise you of the forms, procedures, timing, and fees. When does your spouse's I-94 card expire?
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/18/2011
World Esquire Law Firm
World Esquire Law Firm | Aime Katambwe
Yes you can. Go do it.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/15/2011
Law Office of Christine Troy
Law Office of Christine Troy | Christine Troy
I am not an expert in criminal law implications. I believe that you are able to petition, as long as it was not a sex crime but I am not completely 100% on this. Please consult with a local competent immigration attorney who specializes in criminal law. This will provide you with a better sense of your options.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/15/2011
Law Office of Baoqin Wang
Law Office of Baoqin Wang | Baoqin Wang
Theft conviction itself is not a bar for you to sponsor your spouse.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 7/15/2011
Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC
Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Reza Athari
Certain violent crimes with children will make you ineligible. I do not see a problem in your case. Let us know if you need further assistance.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 7/15/2011
    Baughman & Wang
    Baughman & Wang | Justin X. Wang
    Yes you can. Your conviction will not affect your ability or legal rightsto file immigrant petition for him.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/15/2011
    Christian Schmidt, Attorney at Law
    Christian Schmidt, Attorney at Law | Christian Schmidt
    Yes, you can file an immigrant visa petition for him. He can submit an adjustment of status application with it.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/15/2011
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