Foreign nationals who have committed a crime in their “home country” face inadmissibility scrutiny based on criminal grounds. It is important to work with an experienced attorney who can analyze whether the foreign disposition constitutes a “conviction” for immigration purposes. The attorney can determine whether the foreign offense is a felony or misdemeanor within the context of our immigration laws by looking at the U.S. counterpart of the offense and the maximum punishment under U.S. law.
This is an important analysis that can make a big difference in the foreign national obtaining admission to the U.S. If the foreign conviction is deemed a crime involving moral turpitude, a foreign national may seek a waiver of this ground of inadmissibility.
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