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How will a misdemeanor conviction affect my opportunity to participate in the EB-5 program?

I would like to immigrate to the U.S. next year as an EB-5 investor through a regional center. In 2011, I was convicted with a possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor charge. I was given a fine of $560. How will this affect my ability to participate in the EB-5 program?

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You should obtain a certified criminal court disposition document and review it with an experienced immigration attorney, who can advise you on your admissibility issues.

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    Gregory Romanovsky

    Immigration Attorney
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    This conviction may or may not affect the actual visa issuance. You need to show your docket sheet to an experienced immigration attorney.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    First, it may affect you at the stage where you apply for conditional permanent residency or adjustment of status, but not the I-526 petition. Second, legal troubles may indeed have immigration consequences, so please retain immigration counsel to assist you.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Based on this set of facts, the conviction for drug paraphernalia may prevent you from securing an immigrant visa into the U.S. Therefore, before proceeding any further on your application for the EB-5 program, you need to talk to an EB-5 attorney who is well-versed on implications of criminal convictions. Also, provide the attorney with detailed information regarding all your criminal record s including arrests, reasons for the arrests and records of disposition of each incident and convictions.

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