Bronx, NY asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and White Collar Crime for New York

Q: Will the Feds give you back your greencard after doing jail time for money laundering?

An immigrant I know got her greencard confiscated by the Feds in NYC for money laundering, drug related of course. She will do her time soon. Considering the nature of her crime in NYC can she get it back later or will she likely be deported after she does time. She had no previous criminal history.

2 Lawyer Answers

Matthew J Hartnett

  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Philadelphia, PA

A: It depends on the crime and the length of her sentence. Your friend's family should contact an immigration attorney to evaluate.

Leonard R. Boyer

  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Brooklyn, NY

A: You are kidding right? There is no chance that anything other than deportation will happen, absent some miracle. Crimes of moral turpitude are deportable offenses.

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