Inadmissible – Prior arrests

Glossary

The applicant may be inadmissible and denied a green card because of prior arrests, in particular:

  • Convictions of multiple crimes with a combined sentence of five years or more
  • Drug-related crimes
  • Prostitution-related crimes
  • Any crime, irrespective of the sentence, that U.S. immigration agencies view as being inherently base, vile, or depraved (spousal abuse, rape, voluntary manslaughter, child abuse)