Unlawful Activities and Their Impact on Immigration Benefits

The term "unlawful activities" in this section is intended to cover crimes and violations of immigration law.

The unlawful activities described in this section may have negative effects on the alien’s or lawful permanent resident's visa application, admission, adjustment of status, removal proceedings, or naturalization application.

Waivers, defenses or legal relief are available in many cases of unlawful activity. Therefore, immediate consultation with an immigration attorney is important to defend against charges that may adversely affect any future or pending immigration application.

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