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My husband has 2 DWI the last one was 21 years ago,and we

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My husband has 2 DWI the last one was 21 years ago,and we owe bake taxes that will be paid off with are tax return this year,will that have any effect to getting his citizens ship.

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ANSWER: As far as the DWIs from that long ago, this should not be a problem. They can look all the way back to then, but it is unlikely that they will look so far back.

As far as the tax returns, if USCIS discovers that an applicant owes back taxes, his application for citizenship will likely be denied. But tax issues are not an automatic bar to naturalization. If he can show that he's making an effort to resolve his tax issues or can show that he has paid the back taxes, he likely still eligible for naturalization.

Ultimately, the USCIS has discretion when making this decision, but I do not think these will be an issue at this point.

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Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** answer was a big help,we will wait to payoff are taxes with our return and move forward from there,I'm glad that I can count with you to answer all our questions.this was easier then I thought it would be.

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