Can someone ever be able to gain citizenship if they have a felon drug charge? 7 Answers as of October 24, 2013

Has drug charges (trafficking) plead guilty but wasn't found guilty about 5 years ago. Will he ever have a chance being married to a citizen with children if he hasn't been in trouble since? He is married to a citizen with kids.

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Mulder Law office, PA
Mulder Law office, PA | Kyndra L Mulder, Esquire
No. He will not get his NATZ. The worst news is that drug trafficking is a deportable offense and no waiver is available. I strongly suggest this person get an experienced immigration attorney NOW - do not wait. When he goes to renew his green card it could be denied and he will be put in removal proceedings.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 10/24/2013
Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC
Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Reza Athari
If there is NO ( I mean absolute NO) conviction ( if plead once and then vacated, we will need to review court documents), there will be no immigration consequences.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 10/23/2013
CoverLaw | Jim Cover
It depends on if he was convicted of an aggravated felony or not.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/23/2013
Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC
Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC | Lynne Feldman
The case would need to be reviewed with certified copies of the Court records to properly advise you on getting a green card and later citizenship.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/22/2013
Law Offices of Linda Rose Fessler | Linda Fessler
I would not waste you money trying to get him into the country. He blew it when he started dealing drugs. People have been denied for a lot less. Maybe you can get it reduced to a misdemeanor, but I even doubt that that would help.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/22/2013
    Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal
    Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal | Alexander Segal
    If he has plead guilty to a drug offense, it is highly unlikely he will be able to obtain lawful permanent residence. However, it is difficult to assess without having an opportunity to review the records.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 10/22/2013
    Wenell LLC
    Wenell LLC | Kelly Wenell
    How does one plead guilty but not found guilty? Was the plea withdrawn, case dismissed? What is this person's current immigration status? Normally, a felon drug trafficker would have been deported. So there must be more to the facts that are missing from your post.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 10/22/2013
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