In addition to any penalties outlined in the Virginia code, most convictions result in many collateral consequences, which can negatively impact your life.
Your criminal history may prevent you from becoming a U.S. citizen. In some cases, it may call for your deportation even if you are currently a permanent resident.
If your fiancé falls under one of these circumstances and their immigration application has been denied, they can apply for an I-601 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility.
Your fiancé’s criminal records affect on their ability to immigrate to the United States depends on several different factors.
The U.S. Department of State has indicated that the most common elements of a crime involving moral turpitude are (1) fraud; (2) larceny; and (3) intent to harm a person or property.
With such a variety of reasons to be found inadmissible it is not uncommon. Being found inadmissible is not a death sentence to your immigration process; however, some grounds of inadmissibility are more difficult to overcome than others.