Immigration Lawyer Ari Sauer – The Immigration Answer Man

Memphis immigration lawyer Ari Sauer provides news and information on US immigration law.

What kind of criminal convictions will make someone ineligible for the "DREAM" deferred action?

QUESTION: What kind of criminal convictions will make someone ineligible for the "DREAM" deferred action?
ARI SAUER THE IMMIGRATION ANSWER MAN: There are three standards for the criminal violations that make a person ineligible:


1) Having a felony- Criminal offenses punishable by jail time of at least one year.


2) having a significant misdemeanor – A significant misdemeanor is a federal, state, or local criminal offense punishable by no more than one year of imprisonment or even no imprisonment that involves: violence, threats, or assault, including domestic violence; sexual abuse or exploitation; burglary, larceny, or fraud; driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; obstruction of justice or bribery; unlawful flight from arrest, prosecution, or the scene of an accident; unlawful possession or use of a firearm; drug distribution or trafficking; or unlawful possession of drugs.

Please note that one DUI conviction or one conviction for fleeing arrest or fleeing the scene of an accident will make a person inelligible for this benefit under this rule,




3) Three or more misdemeanors (including traffic violations defined as misdemeanors by the State) not occurring on the same date and not arising out of the same act. Whether something is a misdemeanor or not is determined by State law.
Also, the benefit will be denied to anyone who is deemed a national security or public safety threat.

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* This is an advertisement. Ari Sauer is an attorney with the Siskind Susser law firm. On this blog we answer questions as a service to our readers, but we cannot assume any liability related to reliance on anything herein, and responses to questions are not intended to establish an attorney-client relationship. Immigration laws and regulations are constantly changing and the rules stated may not apply to your situation. Readers are cautioned to schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer before acting on anything stated in this blog. This blog is not intended to substitute for a consultation with a qualified immigration law attorney. Ari Sauer is licensed to practice law through the states of New York and New Jersey. Certification as an Immigration Specialist is not currently available in Tennessee, New York or New Jersey. Siskind Susser limits its practice strictly to immigration law, a Federal practice area, and we do not claim expertise in the laws of states other than where our attorneys are licensed.

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