I am married to an immigrant. He came here with a visa and I want to put a paper work for him to become legal the only problem I see is me having issues fixing his papers because I have a felony for theft in my record. Will this not allow me to fix his papers?
Your conviction should not bar you from petitioning your husband to receive immigration status. There are some convictions that prevent an individual for petitioning for certain family members, but that relates to whether the petitioner will pose a danger to an alien. You and your husband may want to speak with an attorney before filing the petition/application to ensure he is eligible to receive benefits.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is more interested in whether your husband has committed any crimes. Your criminal conviction should have no effect on his getting papers.
As long as the crime was not against a child, no issue.
Under these circumstances, your record is not relevant to his obtaining his residency.
If you are a US citizen, you can petition for your husband even if you are a felon. It is your husband's criminal record that USCIS looks at.
More recent changes in the law do put some more restrictions on who can petition for an immediate relative but it is not obvious from what you say that those would apply in your case. You should talk to an expereinced immigration lawyer and review all the facts of your case but from what you say you should certainly NOT assume that you will be unable to help your husband.
Contact us to investigate filing an I-130 petition.
No problem for you to petition your husband even if you have a felony conviction record. The only legal bar from a US citizen to petition spouse or children is if the US citizen has a conviction involving sexual offense against a minor.
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