The United States takes crimes very seriously, especially if they are committed by non-residents. Being convicted of a crime as an immigrant can result in deportation. However, there may be a chance that you can apply for a waiver of inadmissibility. Contact our experienced Wisconsin immigration attorneys at Sesini Law Group to discuss your case and options.
What is a waiver of inadmissibility in Wisconsin?
If you are convicted of a crime as an immigrant, even with a green card, you can be deported. Most commonly, immigrants of the United States have been deported after committing a “crime of moral turpitude” or an aggravated felony. Immigrants have also been subject to deportation if they have entered the country illegally, overstayed and/or violated the conditions of their visa. Due process is also limited for those who are not yet United States citizens.
If you are facing deportation as a result of any of the reasons mentioned above, do not hesitate to contact Sesini Law Group for quality legal assistance.
What are crimes of moral turpitude?
A crime of moral turpitude can involve any act of fraud, larceny, or a crime that demonstrates the intent to harm another person. Additionally, crimes that involve dishonesty, theft, intent to rob or kill, spousal abuse, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can be considered as crimes of moral turpitude.
It can also be possible for an individual to argue that their conviction is not a crime of moral turpitude, in which case the assistance of a skilled immigration attorney is crucial.
There are also cases where an individual can apply for a waiver of a crime of moral turpitude. A deportation waiver is a request for an exception to an immigration rule. In order to qualify for a waiver, you could not have committed an aggravated felony or been a threat to national security and you must have lived in the United States for at least 7 years.
What is an aggravated felony?
A list of aggravated felonies will be quite extensive. These crimes include murder, rape, drug or firearms trafficking, sexual abuse of a minor, child pornographymoney laundering, fraud or tax evasion involving more than $10,000, theft or violent crime with a sentence of at least one year, espionage, sabotage, treason, or perjury with a sentence of at least one year. If you were convicted of an aggravated assault, your chances of avoiding deportation will be more difficult and you will not be able to avoid deportation in your native country upon return.
Contact our experienced Wisconsin firm
John Sesini is an experienced immigration attorney with offices in Green Bay and Milwaukee Wisconsin. Our firm understands what is at stake when it comes to immigration law matters, which is why If you have any questions, you should not hesitate to contact the Sesini Law Group, S.C., and schedule your initial consultation with our firm today.