Well, that's why I always tell my clients to get certified copies of BOTH the police report and the court disposition. The reason why is that USCIS can not only get you for crimes that you have been convicted of, but they can also get you for crimes that you were not convicted of as long as you admitted to the essential elements of a crime. You see, sometimes a prosecuting attorney will decide not to prosecute certain crimes to go for more serious crimes or to negotiate a deal, etc.
So what to do now?
Well, the law says that you can be denied and deported as an aggravated felon if you have a conviction for a crime of violence where the sentence is at least 1 year. If your sentence was 365 days even though you served less, you are deportable from the U.S.
It isn't going to happen in this hearing coming up, but I do believe that you will be denied U.S. Citizenship
. Your military service (thank you for defending our country, by the way) would help if the sentence was less than 365 days, but since it was 365 (from what you are telling me), then it won't help.
You would have 4 options to avoid a deportation and then maybe apply for U.S. Citizenship again:
1) Get a full and unconditional governor's or U.S. Presidential pardon for the crime.
2) Hire a VERY good criminal attorney to look into the possibility of reopening your criminal case because something was done incorrectly at the criminal level. If the case can be reopened, then the conviction needs to be vacated (set aside) and then you would need an agreement from the prosecutor not to prosecute you again (which they can do). You can try looking for an attorney at www.ailalawyer.com.
3) Convince the majority of the U.S. Congress to change the law or to make a law of special application only for you called a Private Bill.
These options essentially would eliminate the conviction so that Immigration cannot use it against you to keep you out. Unfortunately, sealing or expunging the conviction does not work.
4) IF you became a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident while inside the U.S. AND you have a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident spouse or son or daughter that would suffer EXTREME HARDSHIP if you are deported, then you MIGHT stand a chance to not be deported and get Residency again.
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