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Arrest Record and Green Card

Old Aug 5th 2001, 6:38 am
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Hi,

I was arrested and charged with sex-for-fee offence by an undercover police woman. In the court, I was asked to pay a fine of $400 and the case was dismissed. I was wondering if this incident will affect my green-card processing? My I-140 has been cleared and I have to make a choice between filing for adjustment of status or councelor processing. Which one should I opt for given the fact that I have an arrest record. I really feel stupid about the whole incodent and wish I could undo it. Any advice will be very helpful.

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Old Aug 6th 2001, 8:35 pm
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Yes. It must be reported.

My I-140 has been cleared and I have to make a
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You should choose adjustment of status. Even if the offense is not one which makes
you ineligible to immigrate (and I don't think it is such as offense), the consular
officer may make you wait a bit while looking into the case. You might be stuck
outside the U.S. for awhile.

During the adjustment of status process, if the INS makes you wait a bit while
looking into the case, you are still in the U.S., working.
 
Old Aug 13th 2001, 12:51 am
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A misdemeanor should not affect your status or processing. As long as you show no
priors or other illegal activity.

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Old Aug 13th 2001, 5:40 am
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Go for AOS rather than consular processing. Before filing for AOS though, try to get
this conviction expunged from your record. Your criminal attorney should help you.
 

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