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This is for my friend from Vietnam. He is 38. He came to America at age 10 with his parents. He wants to become a citizen but has had a prison record when he was younger. What should he do and can he become a citizen? After all he came as a child.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you filed any paperwork with the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) yet?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No, I have not.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Immigration Law
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I am sorry to hear about this situation. What kind of visa did he come on? Does he currently have a greencard? How long ago was the conviction and when did he get out of jail?

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