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    Hello,
    I have filed for AOS and am married to a USC. I have completed the forms and have given information on 2 crimes that I committed when I was 14. Both crimes were theft related. I was never locked up, just a conditional discharge and a caution from the police. I have spoke to the police after completing the INS forms and have been advised that these will no longer appear on my record as they are deleted after 10 years under the law of the UK. Can anyone advise me what the "drill" is, in respect of juvenile crimes in the eyes of the INS. I have no other criminal activity in my life.....I am now 36.

    Thanks
    Joe

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    Hello,
    I have filed for AOS and am married to a USC. I have completed the forms and have given information on 2 crimes that I committed when I was 14. Both crimes were theft related. I was never locked up, just a conditional discharge and a caution from the police. I have spoke to the police after completing the INS forms and have been advised that these will no longer appear on my record as they are deleted after 10 years under the law of the UK. Can anyone advise me what the "drill" is, in respect of juvenile crimes in the eyes of the INS. I have no other criminal activity in my life.....I am now 36.

    Thanks
    Joe

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    • #3
      To be honest, I do not know. I think that the form said for crimes after 16 yrs.

      I would speak with an immigration attorney, as your "crimes" happened over 22 years ago.

      Goodluck

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      • #4
        Just because these crimes are sealed in your native country, doesn't mean that they're expunged here, too. You still have to claim them in your application and answer all questions truthfully (perhaps, provide all the necessary police and court documents for evidence).

        Though two theft crimes are usually considered a moral turpitude issue, your minor age at the time the crime was committed and the long time after of lawfull citizendry may be good aspects for consideration! I don't think your adjustment of status would be denied on these grounds (though you probably will have a bit of a hassle with it). To the contrarary, not disclosing about them may bring in big trouble

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        • #5
          You need to have a lawyer to sort this out for you. You should check out INS website on the law at http://www.ins.gov/lpBin/lpext.dll/i...htm#slb-act212

          Pay attention to (a) (2)

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