Can a USA sex offender seek asylum in, or become a naturalized German citizen?

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I am a USA registered sex offender and am looking to immigrate and or seek assylum. On the basis of government sponsored ongoing violations against my human rights and fear of vigilantes that are attacking people on the public sex offender registry here in the USA.

 

If I can become a naturalized citizen I'd like to finish up the last 20% of my college degree at a german university and apply for citizenship after holding a work visa and working in Germany for a number of years. If this route is blocked to me I am willing to apply for assylum.

 

It says I can't have any criminal record if I am to get a work visa or be naturalized. Are there exceptions or ways to gain an exception? My life is literally in danger because of my own government. I am also denied all work and housing if I go through a 100% legal means of obtaining it. I don't want to be a criminal but it is nearly impossible not to be one now... I've gotten very lucky and am pretty educated... but I worry what I'd be forced to do to survive if my luck runs out.

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3 minutes ago, erekerendo said:

My life is literally in danger because of my own government.

 

Or because you are a sex offender?

3 minutes ago, erekerendo said:

 

It says I can't have any criminal record if I am to get a work visa or be naturalized

 

Themz the rulz.

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I hear there might be space available soon in the Embassy of Ecuador in London.

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I am peripherally aware of the problems that people on sex offender lists in the U.S. can have and that the laws and infractions that result in someone being put on a sex offender list can be somewhat arbitrary - especially for crimes and infractions committed as a teenager.

 

Your best bet is to make an appointment with your local German embassy and talk with a case officer there.

 

You might also consider Canada as an alternative. The advantage for you is that they speak English.

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Two things to be aware of:

 

1) You need to have completed any sentence, parole, and probation, and, given that you are a convicted sex offender, may have to get a waiver to get a US passport. Apparently there is a federal law requiring that a convicted sex offender's passport be marked to indicate that.

2) It's extremely difficult (if not virtually impossible) to transfer credits from a US university to a German one outside of some sort of study abroad or other similar Arrangements, so you cannot count on doing that, much less 80% of the credits required for a degree. Furthermore, you'd need to have an adequate amount of savings to get a student visa.

 

Given that you can walk over the border to Canada, if you truly need to seek asylum in another country, I'd recommend doing it there. That said, your case doesn't sound like that of a genuine asylum seeker (i.e., being persecuted on specific grounds).

EDIT: Apparently sex offenders are banned from entering Canada.

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16 minutes ago, erekerendo said:

My life is literally in danger because of my own government.

 

No, it's time you take inventory and responsibility. What were the circumstances of your conviction?

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Oh, I am pretty sure they will not grant you asylum here.  However, you can talk to the embassy and find out if you can immigrate.  Different countries have different rules about immigration.  Immigration usually starts with getting a job offer.  Once you get a job offer, you apply for a work permit.  During that process, the question of your criminal record comes up.  Different countries would then have different rules depending on what you did, what kind of sentence you got, how long ago that was etc. on whether they would consider letting you enter or not.

 

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Yes, it is. Someone I know and two others in my town were each the victims of attempted murder for being on the registry. The circumstances? The fact that you ask shows you're an American. People like you are the criminals trying to justify treating us like the Nazionale treated the jews. My past is my past. I did my time and therefore "took responsibility" so its really none of your punk ass business. The circumstances were the prosecution asked for a minimum sentence and the only reason I didn't walk was minimum sentencing laws put in place by you scum bags. I had no criminal record, not even a speeding ticket. 

 

Sorry if I seem a bit peeved, but your holier than though attitude is the issue. Other countries don't produce that supreme sist attitude. Some places remember genocide still.

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The end of the world is surely nigh when I defend Alex, and no she shouldn't have asked about the circumstances of your conviction, but you're way out of line, erekerendo. If this putative vigilantism is a local problem, surely you can get permission to move elsewhere within your state.

 

Some states limit the amount of time a registered sex offender can be away from their registered address, which could affect any international travel plans.

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I want to move to germany because of my heritage... I can't get citizenship through ancestry because my grandmother was married when she had my mother. Looked into it. I also want to move there because their laws are fair... Canada is a bit to much like the USA. I don't have an issue learning German.

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I agree with El Jeffo here - a sexual offence may or not be a sexual offence in someone else´s view. I´m pretty sure I read a couple of years ago about a 16 /17 year old black guy (relevant? Possibly...somewhere in the South ) in the USA serving 10 years (fairly sure about my memory but not about the source ) for oral sex with a 15-year-old girl. That for me is just adolescent horniness as long as both were consensual.

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I was in posession of underage porn. I got a minimum sentence because I proveved it was part of a suicide by cop/prison attempt because I couldn't do it myself. There, you happy? So it's a weird case. And like I said, I should've walked, but the minimum sentencing laws made the judge uncomfortable. Point is I did my time and went through treatment and medicarion. I went through some stuff that pushed me over the edge  but I had no criminal record before or since. I came here for sound advice not your judgement. P.S. conviction rate in my state is 99.5% of the accused and 10% of men here are sex offenders. One of the worst states in the country for felony convictions.

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Case of bring in the guilty Bastard then.

 

Either the police are brilliant or your judged before walking in.

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In that case, I'd advise getting permission to move to another state. Your situation does not appear to meet any grounds for asylum.

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Are we talking about nude pics of a 16-year-old girl on your phone (or something similar) or are we talking about pictures of abused children? Sorry for asking, but frankly I need to know whether to feel sorry for you or not.

 

Were you a minor yourself when this happened? Because if you were, you might try petitioning the court to have you removed from the list (with the help of a good lawyer).

 

Or like Conquistador suggested, get permission to move to another state.

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It does because of the post conviction. Conditions. I am discriminated against for work and housing to the point of having to skirt the law, and I am a target of physical harm

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Depending on the circumstances, including any restitution, he may be able to get any conviction as a minor expunged.

 

It's no secret that people on sex offender registries usually have an extremely difficult time finding a place to live, among other things, but have you tried contacting charitable organizations that work with people in your situation to get them back on their feet?

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