They just never filed anything else for his citizenship before he turned 18.
If he is only a legal permanent resident then that is worse. His green card can be revoked and him deported for being convicted of a felony.
He's now being summoned to jury duty and I wonder if the state sees that he is not a citizen with a felony, will they try and deport him after all of these years?
In GA you can just about bank on it. Most counties in GA participate in the program that screens for status. On his jury duty form he will have to declare that he is a legal resident of the US and provide proof. GA is also one of the states that recently adopted much tougher immigration laws designed to crack down on illegal immigrants.
He's so close to the 10 year mark after the conviction.
The ten year mark makes NO difference when it comes to INS and immigration. Depending on the felony he was convicted of it could be immediate deportation. The new laws in GA are specifcally in place to get out the convicted criminals who are here illegally. From an INS standpoint they are also trying to remove them as well. The time since conviction is a small part of the issue it is the felony that is the major problem along with being out of status. Even if he has a green card, a felony conviction is a major barrier to maintaining it and being allowed to stay.
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