If my boyfriend has his papers but he's a domestic violent person, can he still lose his citizenship? 6 Answers as of February 05, 2014

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Law Office of Adebola Asekun | Adebola O. Asekun
If your boyfriend has been convicted for domestic violence or for violating orders of protection, then, if he is apprehended by ICE, he will very likely be subject of deportation as a criminal alien who has committed a crime domestic violence ]CODV] aggravated felony .Under s.101(43)(F) INA, DHS considers acts of domestic violence an aggravated felony. There is little or no waiver for an alien who is deportable for committing an aggravated felony. Also, if you marry your boyfriend, no petition filed by him for you will ever be approved by DHS because, under current law, no family petition can ever be approved by CIS for a petitioner, [either USC or LPR] who has been found guilty of acts of domestic violence.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 2/5/2014
Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
It depends on what you mean by "he's a domestic violent person", and whether or not he is presently a citizen or a green card holder. As a citizen, he cannot lose his citizenship as a result of a criminal conviction, except for acts of treason and espionage. However, if he is a green card holder and he has been convicted of a crime of domestic violence, which is usually categorized as a crime of violence and an aggravated felony, he can lose his green card and be deported.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/4/2014
Law Offices of Linda Rose Fessler | Linda Fessler
No, but he can spend some time in jail. Dump him.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/4/2014
Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC
Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Reza Athari
If he is a citizen, he will not lose citizenship. If he is a permanent resident, by commission of certain crimes, including domestic violence, he may become deportable. For a full analysis of his case, see a seasoned immigration attorney.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 2/4/2014
Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal
Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal | Alexander Segal
He cannot lose his citizenship. However, if he is only a permanent resident, he could risk losing his status.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 2/4/2014
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