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Hi everyone

I have an issue with the department of immigration. I applied for naturalization in may and now they issued me a denial which I wish to appeal. I just want to know what are the chances to win the appeal in my case.

On June 2004 I had petty incident at Ko'hls for $15. I wasnt taken to the police station niether handcuffed or fingerprinted but got a ticket for it, went to the court, paid the fine and they told me the case is dissmised and it will be removed from my records. When I applied for n400 I did not include any document regarding that matter and said no to the question, have you ever been arrested. I think I was totaly misunderstood about the definition of "being arrested". I didn't intentionaly lie. Now my notice says you were arrested and your application is denied because of lack of good moral character. However, it also note that I can apply for citizenship again in three years. I want to file for an appeal but my question is do I have a chance to win an appeal? I am going to hire an attorny for this matter but want to get some opinions from others as well..

It's been 7 years since that incident and I haven't had any legal problem since then/2004. Now i'm married and have a child. I'm a college student and promoted at my job. I am also a military spouse. what are the chances they will consider my appeal? Any input is very appreciated.

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Someone who knows more about these kids of situations is gonna respond to you - but you have to give people time to notice your post. Try to remember that this is not a paid forum where immigration experts get paid to stay online to give advice on these issues.. Members are happy to help, but they're not on call 24/7. I hope you'll get some help with your situation, and I am sure you will. Just be a bit more patient.


Adjustment of Status from F-1 to Legal Permanent Resident

02/11/2011 Married at Manhattan City Hall

03/03/2011 - Day 0 - AOS -package mailed to Chicago Lockbox

03/04/2011 - Day 1 - AOS -package signed for at USCIS

03/09/2011 - Day 6 - E-mail notification received for all petitions

03/10/2011 - Day 7 - Checks cashed

03/11/2011 - Day 8 - NOA 1 received for all 4 forms

03/21/2011 - Day 18 - Biometrics letter received, biometrics scheduled for 04/14/2011

03/31/2011 - Day 28 - Successful walk-in biometrics done

05/12/2011 - Day 70 - EAD Arrived, issued on 05/02

06/14/2011 - Day 103 - E-mail notice: Interview letter mailed, interview scheduled for July 20th

07/20/2011 - Day 139 - Interview at Federal Plaza USCIS location

07/22/2011 - Day 141 - E-mail approval notice received (Card production)

07/27/2011 - Day 146 - 2nd Card Production Email received

07/28/2011 - Day 147 - Post-Decision Activity Email from USCIS

08/04/2011 - Day 154 - Husband returns home from abroad; Welcome Letter and GC have arrived in the mail

("Resident since" date on the GC is 07/20/2011

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You need a lawyer, doubt you can re-open it though since they said you can apply again in 3 years.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Definitely agree with @JustBob.. It says clearly that you have to mention everything even if were not arrested.. What you did was just stupid and you are lucky to get out of it. Wait 3 years atleast and then apply and make sure you disclose EVERYTHING.. Remember withholding information is a lie too..


Our Timeline

06/23/2006 Happiest day of my life, got married to my lovely Wife!

AOS

11/27/06 I-485 / I-765 Sent (Overnight)

11/28/06 I-485 / I-765 Received

12/01/06 Notice Date for both

12/02/06, 12/04/06, 12/05/06, 12/06/06, 12/10/06, 12/11/06 Touched !!!

12/19/06 Interview letter Issued!

12/26/06 Interview Notice Received!

02/13/07 Interview

08/25/08 Filed Writ of Mandamus (Law Suit) against USCIS, DOS, FBI

09/16/08 Application Approved (IR6)

09/22/08 Card Production Ordered

09/23/08 Welcome Notice Received

09/29/08 10 YR. GC Received!

N-400

07/18/11 N-400 Sent (Overnight) UPS

07/19/11 N-400 Received

08/23/11 Case status changed - FP letter sent

08/26/11 Fingerprint notice received in mail

08/26/11 Early Fingerprints completed

09/13/11 Original Fingerprints scheduled date

08/30/11 Case status updated: In-Line to be scheduled for an interview

09/12/11 Case status updated: Interview is now scheduled

09/15/11 Interview letter received!

10/19/11 Interview at Santa Ana, CA - I-130 is not approved in file

10/19/11 RFE issued

10/27/11 RFE response received and is being reviewed - even though I didn't get any RFE or responded to one!

11/11/11 Notification for Placed in que for oath ceremony

11/15/11 Notification for Oath being scheduled

11/18/11 N-445 Oath letter received

12/15/11 Oath Ceremony - Its all over! I AM FINALLY A US CITIZEN!

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+1 JustBob.

Although his words seem to be harsh - but they are true to the last word.


N-400 Naturalization Timeline

06/28/11 .. Mailed N-400 package via Priority mail with delivery confirmation

06/30/11 .. Package Delivered to Dallas Lockbox

07/06/11 .. Received e-mail notification of application acceptance

07/06/11 .. Check cashed

07/08/11 .. Received NOA letter

07/29/11 .. Received text/e-mail for biometrics notice

08/03/11 .. Received Biometrics letter - scheduled for 8/24/11

08/04/11 .. Walk-in finger prints done.

08/08/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Placed in line for interview scheduling

09/12/11 .. Received Yellow letter dated 9/7/11

09/13/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Interview scheduled

09/16/11 .. Received interview letter

10/19/11 .. Interview - PASSED

10/20/11 .. Received text/email: Oath scheduled

10/22/11 .. Received OATH letter

11/09/11 .. Oath ceremony

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You have been detained for shoplifting, charged with petty theft and paid the fine. You did not do that because you were accused mistakenly, but because you were guilty as charged. You are a thief.

Yet you did not disclose this, wrongfully assuming the Feds are too stupid to find out within a comprehensive FBI background test.

Tell you what: if I had been the I.O. I would have seen this as a deliberate misrepresentation and declared you a persona non grata for the rest of your natural life. If I were you, I would thank my god for sparing me deportation and keep my mouth shut for another 3 years. If I was the judge getting your complaint on my table, I would order you deported before going to the bathroom.You apparently have no idea how lucky you got.

WOW,first of all you are very rude and mean and your post is very ignorant. You don't need to personally attack someone with your opinions.

I didn't steal( Exchanded my item myself without going to the customer service.) I was 18 and that was very stupid. I didn't hide anything intentionally. I thought since I was NOT arrested then the answer to the question is NO. And I was wrong. Now I wantet to know what are my options. And just for your info, once you are married to a U.S-BORN Citizen, you won't get deported unless some serious homland security issues like terrorisim is the case. Besides if YOU think you are a good example of a good moral character, you better have some respect for someone who's husband is a Physician-Soldier and is putting his life for fighting for YOU and YOUR country.

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. And just for your info, once you are married to a U.S-BORN Citizen, you won't get deported unless some serious homland security issues like terrorisim is the case. .

Actually...... that isn't true. People are deported for MANY more reasons other than terrorism and they are married to US citizens.

A veteran just had his wife deported back to Germany suppose you didn't read that story?


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Actually...... that isn't true. People are deported for MANY more reasons other than terrorism and they are married to US citizens.

A veteran just had his wife deported back to Germany suppose you didn't read that story?

She was an illigal immigrant and I'm not. The guy brought her to the U.S. illegally and I came to U.S with green card. So yes. I know that story.

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She was an illigal immigrant and I'm not. The guy brought her to the U.S. illegally and I came to U.S with green card. So yes. I know that story.

No he brought her to the US legally she came in on a tourist visa. They were given information that this was OK to do even though it was not and it back fired on them. That is NOT terrorism and they were married AND!!!!!!!! she did not enter illegally.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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No he brought her to the US legally she came in on a tourist visa. They were given information that this was OK to do even though it was not and it back fired on them. That is NOT terrorism and they were married AND!!!!!!!! she did not enter illegally.

whatever the reason was it's not the same issue in my case. No deportation has been issued for me and I have no reason to be worried about that. Just a denial citizenship which I can apply again in 3 yrs. So none of those that you mentioned are my concerns. Thanks for your comment though!

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whatever the reason was it's not the same issue in my case. No deportation has been issued for me and I have no reason to be worried about that. Just a denial citizenship which I can apply again in 3 yrs. So none of those that you mentioned are my concerns. Thanks for your comment though!

What you said was wrong and I was correcting it, people are deported for many more reasons other then terrorism. It does not matter if you are married to a US citizen if you do something wrong you can be deported.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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What you said was wrong and I was correcting it, people are deported for many more reasons other then terrorism. It does not matter if you are married to a US citizen if you do something wrong you can be deported.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

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