Lawrenceville, GA asked in Immigration Law for Georgia

Q: What happens if you are caught shoplifting an are an immigrant out of status?

Married to a U.S. citizen, have children and no prior offense?

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Ahmed Hassan
Ahmed Hassan
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Norcross, GA

A: Shoplifting is a crime involves moral turpitude (CMT). Conviction of shoplifting and other crimes involve moral turpitude shows that the person lack good moral character, if the individual is an undocumented alien who entered the United States illegally or are out of status, that individual becomes ineligible for admission into the United States. And his arrest for shoplifting will likely bring him to the attention of (ICE). Even if not convicted of shoplifting, he likely will face removal proceedings based on his unlawful immigration status. However there are other factors that may be important when determining whether alien maybe removed and whether conviction will lead to removal

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