If Iwas charged with a felony but charges were dropped, how doI know ifI still have my residency?

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If Iwas charged with a felony but charges were dropped, how doI know ifI still have my residency?

I was arrested and charged with 4 felonies and 1 misdemeanor but everything was dropped, although when I was in jail I spoke with an immigration officer. Now I don’t know if I lost my US residency. The day of court the judge didn’t tell me anything and I haven’t got any letter of deportation; it’s been 8 months already. I wish to know if there’s any way that I can find out if I still have me residency?

Asked on January 9, 2012 under Immigration Law, California

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SB, Member, California / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You wouldn't just lose your status without being notified of it.  You should not have lost your status or lose it if all charges were indeed dropped.  You can certainly make an appointment with USCIS to find out the status of your residency or you can have a local attorney inquire into your specific situation with the local USCIS office.


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