Our Canadian citizen client is married to a United States citizen. She petitioned for him and he applied for adjustment of status in the
United States . His application was denied by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services because of a mail theft conviction in
Our review of the statute and facts resulting in the conviction determined that only a temporary taking was involved, which is not a crime involving moral turpitude rendering him inadmissible to the
United States. Our appeal to the Administrative Appeals Office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services was successful and Robert D. Kolken, Esq. obtained lawful permanent resident status for him thereafter.