Can I fix my husband's immigration papers even if I committed a felony? 13 Answers as of July 08, 2013

I am a US citizen and committed a felony. Am I allowed to fix my husband's immigration papers?

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King & Ballow
King & Ballow | Bruce E. Buchanan
Yes, you can sponsor your husband even with a criminal record.
Answer Applies to: Tennessee
Replied: 10/13/2011
Law Offices of Alan R. Diamante, APLC
Law Offices of Alan R. Diamante, APLC | Alan R. Diamante
You can petition your spouse if you have crimes with the exception of certain sexual abuse offenses.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/28/2011
Hugo Florido ESQ.
Hugo Florido ESQ. | Hugo Florido
Yes, your criminal history is irrelevant.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 10/28/2011
Kriezelman, Burton & Associates | Matthew Scott Kriezelman
There are certain crimes which would make it more difficult for you to petition for your husband. Therefore, we would need more facts before we knew whether they would affect your ability to sponsor him.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 10/11/2011
Law Office of Eric Fisher | Eric Fisher
The fact that you are a felon does not prevent you from filing a visa petition for your husband. Whether or not he can become a lawful permanent resident depends upon his background and history.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 10/11/2011
    Joseph Law Firm
    Joseph Law Firm | Jeff Joseph
    Generally, the U.S. citizen spouse's criminal history does not effect his ability to sponsor you for permanent residence. The exception to this is if your husband has any sexual offenses in his past that would be covered by the Adam Walsh Act. If he has been convicted of a sexual offense in the past, he must demonstrate "beyond a reasonable doubt" that he has been rehabilitated and that he will not offend in the future. This can be a very difficult burden to overcome. There is currently a lot of litigation surrounding cases that are covered by the Adam Walsh Act and our office has had significant experience with these cases.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 10/11/2011
    Baughman & Wang
    Baughman & Wang | Justin X. Wang
    In general yes. The only criminal convictions that would disqualify you to petition your husband are sex offense against minors.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 10/11/2011
    Christian Schmidt, Attorney at Law
    Christian Schmidt, Attorney at Law | Christian Schmidt
    You can still petition your husband.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/8/2013
    Law Offices of Caro Kinsella
    Law Offices of Caro Kinsella | Caro Kinsella, Esq.
    It depends on what the felony was.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 7/8/2013
    Fong & Associates
    Fong & Associates | William D. Fong
    It depends on the felony, but generally yes, you can petition for him.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 10/28/2011
    Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC
    Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Reza Athari
    As long as your criminal conviction was did not involve a child abuse, sexual or otherwise, yes.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 7/8/2013
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