Immigration Attorney McCathern Painter explains the top 3 reasons a green card application might be rejected. These are by no means the only reasons for rejection, of course, only a few of the more common reasons. Violent crimes will automatically and immediately cause a rejection, such as murder, kidnapping, or sexual violence. Non-violent crimes can also result in rejections. However, pardons can be applied for in some instances, like in the case of illegal entry into the country by the spouse of a US citizen. Timing also becomes a reason for rejection if someone of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status applies before a green card is available, or if someone here on a Visa does not follow the policies and procedures necessary to stay here legally. As you can see, the green card application process is tricky and each case is unique. To discuss yours, talk to one of our experienced Immigration Attorneys today.