Monthly Archives: February 2010

DUI and US Citizenship: Good Moral Character Standards

DUI and US Citizenship: Good Moral Character StandardsAlthough most immigration attorneys would agree that a single DUI, by itself, should not result in a finding of lack of good moral character in connection with a citizenship application, an examination of US immigration statues, regulations, and guidelines will not reveal any standard definition for good moral character. While Immigration & Nationality Act (INA) section 101(f) contains a list of factors that would preclude a finding of good moral character, it doesn’t mean that other negative attributes cannot torpedo a naturalization case. Continue reading