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Is my immigration status affected by criminal convictions?

When someone has finally received their Green Card and is peacefully residing in California or another state, they may believe their path to immigration is clear. Unfortunately, this is not always the case for everyone. What many do not know is that it is possible to be forcibly removed from America for violating either an immigration or criminal law. If an individual is deported, he or she may not be able to ever return to the country, even as a visitor.

What is a Green Card?

California is a state of diversity, with people of many nationalities coming there to fulfill their dreams. This is why many may have heard the term 'green card holder' when conversing with someone, but may not be aware of what the term really means. A Green Card Holder, also known as a permanent resident, is legally allowed to work and reside permanently in America. Depending on one's circumstances, a Green Card holder can be eligible to apply for citizenship in three or five years.

Immigration courts backlog stalls thousands of cases

The number of immigration cases clogging up the courts is unprecedented, according to the American Bar Association. In their recent report, they have issued the warning that the one million case backlog is causing an existential crisis. This number was at 262,000 in 2010 compared to 760,000 at the end of the 2018 financial year.

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