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    Question Renewing a Green Card with a Criminal Record

    hello to all the experts and immigration consultants out there,

    I am a college student, age 24, and I am a green card holder whose card will be expiring on August 15, 2014. I have been continuously living in Georgia, USA for more than 8 years now. I am wondering if i can/should renew my green card, or can/should apply for naturalization.

    As of July 2014, i will be convicted of
    Drug Violations
    1. misdemeanor possession of marijuana under 30 grams. - 1 count with 11 months probation with no jail time
    2. misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia. - 2 count with 11 months probation for each with no jail time
    3. misdemeanor possession of a drug outside of its original container - 1 count with 11 months probation with no jail time.
    Traffic Violations
    4. Motorcycle violation of learners permit. disposition - guilty plea
    5. Motorcycle no insurance - disposition - Muni nolo rpt
    6. Motorcycle failure to maintain lane - disposition - Muni guilty rpt
    7. Motorcycle expired tag - disposition - guilty plea.
    Other misdemeanors
    8. Misdemeanor theft of lost property - this is currently going on and will most likely be dropped, but i would like to know the immigration implications if it sticks.

    Please feel free to attach any links to support your answer. I would also appreciate a thorough answer. Thank you

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    Default Re: Renewing a Green Card with a Criminal Record

    You should consult an immigration lawyer. You've dug yourself into a very deep hole. With on average a criminal conviction a year, including drug crimes and a crime involving moral turpitude, you do not appear to have what the USCIS would deem good moral character.

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