United States citizen.
He had been denied adjustment of status to lawful permanent resident as a result of a conviction in
Canada in 1995 of theft of mail.
We had taken the position that a precedent decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals held that a conviction for theft in
Canada was not necessarily a crime involving moral turpitude because the Canadian statute proscribes temporary takings, as well as, permanent takings. Our client’s record of conviction did not specify whether a temporary or permanent taking was involved.
The Administrative Appeals Office ruled that our client was admissible to the
United States and did not need to file an application for a waiver of inadmissibility. As a result, our client is eligible for a green card.
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The Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) of USCIS sustained an appeal we filed on behalf of a Canadian citizen who is married to a