Q: Can my husband and I try to apply for his citizenship?
My husband is trying to get his citizenship but has a domestic charge from 2009 (I was the victim) and possession (less than 5g) from 2013. We tried to go through a lawyer previously who scammed us of our money. He applied for citizenship prior to us being married but was denied. What can we do? Will his charges affect the decision to allow him to be a US citizen?
A: A domestic violence conviction can negatively affect a citizenship application, but to know for sure if it requires knowledge of the statute under which he was convicted.
Also, the possession issue is serious unless the substance was marijuana for personal use.
We understand that you are skeptical of attorneys, but you can contact your local American Immigration Lawyers Association for a referral. These issues are serious enough you don’t want to try to do anything on your own.
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