San Francisco, CA asked in Immigration Law and Small Claims for California

Q: How will appearing on a rent deposit case as a witness affect my Green Card now and when applying for a US passport?

One of my flatmates (who is the Master tenant) did not return the deposit of another flatmate on the grounds that his girlfriend was living in his room and they were sneaking in and out. The master tenant (who is still my current flatmate) has requested that I support her in court as a witness. I am concerned if and how could this affect my Green Card and when I apply for a US Passport in a few years time. Thank you.

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Kelli Y. Allen
Kelli Y. Allen
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Charlotte, NC

A: Unless there is additional information, I'm not sure what the concern is. Whether someone is a witness in a criminal or civil proceeding is unrelated to an immigration petition.

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