Immigration Consequences for Permanent Residents
Lawful permanent residency in the United States, sometimes called a green card, is a status given to people who are authorized to permanently live and work in the United States. Applications can take years and there are several steps that include petitioning and processing. Despite the security of having a green card, you still face the risk of being deported following a criminal conviction. Depending on the nature and severity of the conviction, your green card can be revoked. Before something this drastic happens, however, several things must have happened including being accused of a crime and obtaining the wrong outcome in criminal court.