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Hi, I have a question. If someone has a criminal record in another country, will he still be able to obtain a green card?

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the U.S. government?

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

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