It is still possible to get a green card after being arrested for multiple things but charges were dropped or dismissed?

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It is still possible to get a green card after being arrested for multiple things but charges were dropped or dismissed?

My husband was arrested twice for domestic violence andresisting arrest, and then for public drunkeness and child endangerment. However, all charges were dismissed; things were misreported or misunderstood. We still like to do the green card if possible. If not he wants to go home. He is now in deportation proceedings where he was released on his own for a month until Tuesday where he has to report to his immigration officer. He is worried that he will be put in jail until his immigration hearing. If we show we are doing the green card or he has a ticket home, it is possible for him to stay?

Asked on May 28, 2012 under Immigration Law, California

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under United States immigration laws, so long as your husband was not convicted of a felony or a  misdemeanor crime considered one of moral turpitude (such as theft or fraud), the matters that you have written about where he was not convicted should not in and of themselves bar him as a matter of law from getting his green card.

However, having such arrests if made known to the immigration hearing officer could potentially adversely impact his request for the green card that you have written abvout that he desires.


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