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Investigations

United States Immigration Investigations

An investigation at any point during the United States immigration process can be stressful, overwhelming, and scary. The stakes are high, and if something goes wrong, the consequences are long-lasting.

However, you don’t have to go at it alone. Having experienced legal counsel on your team can help you prepare for each stage of the immigration process and create a strong application.

The attorneys at Scott D. Pollock & Associates represent clients during all types of immigration investigations, including those described below.

Criminal History

If you are applying for a visa, a green card, or citizenship, be prepared to answer various questions about your criminal history (or lack thereof) on the application. These questions may cover issues related to human trafficking, drugs, prostitution, money laundering, and other serious crimes, and they include crimes committed both in the U.S. and abroad, wherever applicable.

Answering “yes” to any questions concerning your criminal history will require you to show official documentation to backup your application, such as police statements, discharge or expungement records, or copies of charges.

We strongly advise you to hire an immigration attorney if you have a criminal history. Our team can review your case and help you navigate the application.

Immigration Consequences of Crimes

Your criminal record can affect your ability to live as a non-citizen in the U.S. While an arrest or charge does not automatically make you ineligible for a green card in some cases, a criminal record can resort in deportation in others.

Regardless of your criminal history, it is of the utmost importance to tell the truth on all your documentation. If you are caught lying on a visa or green card application, you will be ineligible for virtually all U.S. immigration benefits in the future.

In order not to jeopardize your chances to enter and live in the U.S., seek legal counsel. We can answer questions about your specific circumstances and assist you with developing accurate documentation.

Immigration History

If you are filling out an application for a visa, a green card, or citizenship, you will have to disclose a lot of personal information - some of which can make all the difference when it comes to whether your application will be successful.

Misrepresenting your personal history, leaving out information, or lying on your application are dangerous behaviors that can doom your U.S. immigration status.

Consult with an immigration attorney before filling out any paperwork or speaking with any government representative. We can make sure your application is completed properly and prepare you for every stage of the immigration process.

Contact an Attorney Today

The support of a trusted attorney is invaluable for foreign nationals navigating the immigration process in the U.S. If you are unsure of how to proceed with immigration paperwork with a criminal history, the specialists at Scott D. Pollock & Associates can help.

Our attorneys have over seven decades of combined experience in U.S. immigration law. We’ve helped numerous clients with compiling documentation and documentation immigration histories.

Contact a member of our team today at 312.444.1940.