What if he was a foreigner?

Sunday, April 13th, 2008
By: Jonathan MontagJ.D.

Tim Allen

Tim Allen, star of Home Improvement, was convicted of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance on November 26, 1979. Because his crime was a drug trafficking offense, he would be deportable both for a controlled substance violation, INA § 212(a)(2)(A)(i)(II), and pursuant to INA § 237(a)(2)(A)(iii), an aggravated felony. Because the crime is an aggravated felony, he would be ineligible for the current relief, Cancellation of Removal. Because his conviction was before April 24, 1996, he would be eligible for 212(c) relief. His three DUI’s might make receiving this relief somewhat difficult to win. His DUI’s could conceivably render him inadmissible to the United States on medical grounds. He would have to show he was cured of alcoholism.


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