Will a green card holder be deported for committing two felonies? 8 Answers as of December 08, 2010

What are the chances of getting deported for a greencard holder in custody with two felonies? Will it matter if the person's entire family are us citizens?

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Law Office of Michael E. Hendrickson
Law Office of Michael E. Hendrickson | Michael E. Hendrickson
Yes, very likely if the felonies are what immigration authorities consider "aggravated".
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 12/8/2010
Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law
Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law | Linda Liang
It depends. If one of the felonies is moral turpitude, yes, you will be deported. Your family members are US citizens play some roles for you to obtain cancellation of deportation.

You should contact an immigration lawyer with your specifics.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 12/8/2010
Carlos E. Sandoval, P.A.
Carlos E. Sandoval, P.A. | Carlos Sandoval
It depends what were the felonies, how long the person has been a resident, and amount of time, if any, the person spent in jail.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 12/8/2010
441 Legal Group, Inc.
441 Legal Group, Inc. | Gareth H. Bullock
Chances are pretty good that he would be. What types of felony charges do they have and when did they happen that can make a difference.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 12/8/2010
William C. Gosnell, Attorney at Law
William C. Gosnell, Attorney at Law | William C. Gosnell
The Federal Statute provides for deportation for Aggravated Felonies. But the definition is a little vague. Recently the United States Supreme Court dealt with a case where the second felony was possession of one pill of Zanex. Under Texas Law that was considered an aggravated felony because the defendant had a prior Marj case. So if there is a Deportation proceeding get a lawyer and fight
Answer Applies to: Tennessee
Replied: 12/8/2010
    Marie Michaud Attorney At Law
    Marie Michaud Attorney At Law | Marie Michaud
    When a person is detained or in custody, ICE will go and check on that person. If ICE determines that this person is a green card holder with 2 felonies, the person will be most likely referred to the Immigration Court where some relief might be requested. The nature of the relief depends on the year of the crimes, and the country of origin. If you friend was a green card holder before the age of 18, and his parents were / one parent was (Depend on the year your friend was born) an American Citizen, your friend might be a citizen already. If so, your friend can not be deported. (Many people do not know they are citizen).
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 12/8/2010
    The Purnell Law Firm
    The Purnell Law Firm | Simon Purnell
    LPRs are almost guaranteed a deportation with two felonies (regardless of their family citizenship)
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 12/8/2010
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