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A green card holder broke the spoiler on his girl friend's car. She sued him; his charges are criminal mishcief, felony 4 under state law. There is no conviction yet.
1. Is this a crime against moral turpitude?
2. Is this a deportable charge (if he is convicted)?
3. What implication does this have on his immigration status?
4. What defenses does he have?
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Immigration Law
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Immigration Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 8 years ago
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Okay. Well the fact that she sued him is not relevant - civil suits have no effect on GC holding. Did ICE put a lock on him after he was arrested, or did he bond out successfully?





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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
There is no lock on him. He is going to court tomorrow. I understand you may be helping other clients but I really need an aswer within the next 20 minutes. If you could assist me I'd really appreciate it. Thanks.
Immigration Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 8 years ago
Here's my answer: EVERY GC holder who gets a conviction potentially faces deportation. HOWEVER, there's low interest and high interest. Since ICE did not put a lock on him, it's low interest, meaning they don't care, meaning he's NOT going to get deported.

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