I had a question regarding to applying for a citizenship.
Is it true that once you are convicted of felony, you can't apply for a citizenship?
My friend from UofW just got convicted of "Class C" felony for "aggrevated assault in 3rd degree" in Washington State
Though he did not physically assaulted anyone... he had a sexual intercourse with a minor, (he claims that) he was threated by the girl and her mother for $500,000.00 in exchange of not going to the police, he nor his parents did not pay the money, got arrested.
It is his fault for encountering in sexual activities with a minor, but his criminal lawyer did not warn him regarding to the loss of rights to applying for citizenship in the U.S.
His green card expires early next year and he was planning to become a U.S. citizen with his parents.
Can someone lead me (him) to the right direction or should he give up becoming a U.S. citizen after 17 years of living in the states?
Thanks in advance, and it is a common sense but CHECK THE GIRLS/BOYS ID before even touching them..... lesson learned for him, all his friends and myself in a very sad way....