Does a DUI hurt my chances of getting citizenship? 1 Answers as of July 24, 2011

My boyfriend is here illegally. He recently got a DUI and was fingerprinted. I was told that in NJ, DUI is only a traffic offense. Does this hurt his way of going home and coming into the country legally? If we were to get married, would I be able to bring him over?

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Eric M. Mark, Attorney at Law
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It does not prevent him from legalizing, but it will be considered and must be disclosed. The biggest problem you have is that he is here illegally now, and that is a very difficult obstacle to overcome. You need a lawyer to help you through that process if you want to succeed.
Answer Applies to: New Jersey
Replied: 7/24/2011
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