The answer to all three questions you are having difficulty with is a "yes".
An expungement is worthless for immigration purposes.
Please make sure to meet in person with an experienced immigration lawyer before sending any application to USCIS.
Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known. It is your responsibility to retain a lawyer to analyze the facts specific to your particular situation in order to give you specific advice. Specific answers will require cognizance of all pertinent facts about your case. Any answers offered on Avvo are of a general nature only, and are not meant to create an attorney-client relationship.
You must answer "yes" to each of these questions. The good news is that they occurred more than 5 years ago, and you only have to demonstrate "good moral character" for the past 5 years.
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(213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
I agree with Mr. Behar. Those who have convictions during the period of good moral character may be denied as a matter of discretion. I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney who works with that district office that will provide your naturalization examination. Good luck.
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Hire an immigration attorney. Do not play with fire.
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YOu must answer Yes to all three questions. You should include a certified copy of the records. Retain a certified copy for yourself to bring to the interview.
I agree with my colleagues that with your record it would be very unwise to apply for naturalization without the help of an experienced immigraiton attorney.
Andrew M. Bramante, Rosner Partners, 216-771-5588. Free telephone consultation. You should always consult with an experienced immigration attorney to make certain that the advice you received is appropriate for your particular immigration case.