Deland, FL asked in Immigration Law

Q: Will i be denied citizenship if I have misdemeanor charges for resisting arrest without violence and 2 counts of batter?

My Green Card will expire next year on April 07, 2021. Rather than renew it i want to apply for citizenship. i have been living in this country since Oct, 1995. I feel the only thing that conflicts with me being approved Citizenship is the misdemeanor charges i received from 2001 and 2012. Both charges were resisting arrest with and without violence and battery on a LEO.

If this is going to be a problem obtaining citizenship, I don't want to waste my money and time and i will just renew my RESIDENCY. Please help me figure out what options I have.

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Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • San Diego, CA

A: Often this comes down to the discretion of the immigration officer. More details would be required on the more recent incident to give you a more concrete answer. You should contact a qualified immigration attorney for advice.

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