Corona, CA asked in Immigration Law for California

Q: I am a green card holder since 5 years

was arrested a year and a half ago and was charged with misdemeanour for selling a counterfeit item , when can I apply for citizenship ?

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Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb
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A: You can apply for citizenship at anytime after you've been a Green Card holder residing in the US for 5 years. However, your criminal charge, if convicted, can pose a serious threat to actually being granted citizenship. You should contact an experienced immigration attorney for advice.

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