Hello everyone, my girlfriend has been in the US for 10 years with a 10 year greencard. Her greencard expires in june 2006. She had applied for citizenship and a decision in pending but there is a problem. In 2001 she was charged with shoplifting an item at a local grocery store. Though she felt she was innocent and wrongly charged her lawyer suggested she accept a deferred sentance. So basically after a year the charges would be dropped, which they were.
the problem is the INS has some issues with this because of the way it is worded in the court documents. Basically they are saying that she did commit the crime though the charges were dismissed. We have seen a lawyer on this matter today and we agreed to a few legal actions they suggested but they didn't really seem to know what they were doing (though it is a well known immigration firm).
My concern is this: What is the likelyhood of her being deported when her greencard runs out? I asked about this but they lawyers said they weren't sure (comforting huh?) We have another appointment to see another laywer just for some clairification if possible but I wanted to know if anyone can offer any information on what the likelyhood of her getting deported is and what her possibilites of getting another greencard are...
Is there any possibility of getting Assylum? She is from India which is democratic so I don't know if they court will say "yes ship her back it's a great country" or what.
Thanks a million for any possible advice