Adjustment of Status; Criminal Conviction; Deportation; Consular Service
A young undocumented construction worker married a U.S. citizen and had three children all born in the U.S. He had pled guilty to a misdemeanor and was sentenced to 12 months to be served on probation. When his spouse petition for his adjustment of status, he was arrested by the Immigration Service. The Immigration Service classified the misdemeanor as an aggravated felony thereby causing him to be barred from adjusting his status and he was deported. The Firm was contacted to review the criminal charge and petitioned the Court to amend its sentence, which was granted. The Firm is presently seeking his return through the Department of State.