Would this affect my application?
There is no such a thing as "sealed" case for immigration purposes. Hire an immigration attorney and soon.
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The seal will have to be broken, unless you were smart enough to get a court certified copy of the entire file before it was sealed.
Hire an immigration lawyer.
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You must obtain a certified court disposition of the case and have an attorney review it before you apply. It is possible that something that is a misdemeanor under the criminal law is considered an aggravated felony by immigration law. It's political; a way for the government to tell the American people they are deporting dangerous criminals when the guy only shoplifted a baseball cap. Get it reviewed.
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An experienced immigration attorney must work on your case in that instance. It is not a luxury in your case, it is an imperative necessity.
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