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I want to file I-130 for my Canadian husband but I haven't filed it yet.

My husband/beneficiary had a misdemeanor in US two years ago. He tried to enter US by land with steroids in his car and he got caught. (It was about $180 in value). He paid the fine of $1000.

Is there any chance of him being approved for CR-1 visa?

If you know a link or a forum where I can get more information on this, please share with me.

Thank you for your answers in advance!

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did he get deported? if yes, then no he cannot re-enter the US.

otherwise, its a misdemeanor, not a felony. should be ok.

If it's a drug offense because of the steroids, he may be inadmissible and you would need to see about a waiver. This is not something where you should "go it alone" or get advice from an amateur Internet forum on how to proceed. You are going to need an attorney to navigate this one.


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did he get deported? if yes, then no he cannot re-enter the US.

otherwise, its a misdemeanor, not a felony. should be ok.

He was still allowed to enter because he was on his way to his firefighting course and he had permission to attend that course.

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You need to see what the charge was. Even a minor charge can be an issue if it falls under the moral turpitude laws ( was it a controlled substance offense ? )

They called it scheduled drugs on the paperwork. He was taking steriods as part of his workout. I need to find out if it's considered controlled substance.

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If it's a drug offense because of the steroids, he may be inadmissible and you would need to see about a waiver. This is not something where you should "go it alone" or get advice from an amateur Internet forum on how to proceed. You are going to need an attorney to navigate this one.

He talked to an agent at waiver office and he said if he did I130, he doesn't need to do waiver. I want to believe that agent but not everybody has the right information when it comes to immigration issues. I have an appointment with an attroney in a couple of weeks and in the mean time I'm researching and reading stories about other people with similar issues.

Thank you all for the answers! Feel free to comment more.

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Does he still use steriods? That 'part of the workout' is a cop-out

good luck


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Thanks again for your comments.

If any of you happen to see a forum by somebody who is in the similar situation as me, please let me know.

I'm trying to get an idea of how much it will cost to get an attroney to file I-130 before I go see one in a couple of weeks. If you have information about it or something related to it, please share.

Appreciate your answers!

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