I was lock up twice in 2000 and was never being convicted so I file for my greencard in 2013 on my interview I show my disposition letter and I was approve and recieved my greencard In July 2014 now my brother die and I want to travel back home and I heard that when coming back immigration custom will ask me about my lock up and to prove that I never being convict I'm scared what to do
Sorry for your loss. You need to speak with an immigration lawyer about this. But if you have a greencard, I don't think it will be a problem, however I am not an immigration attorney.
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Yes, you should consult with an immigration lawyer. Getting an "advance parole" letter might not be a bad idea.
I suggest that you get a Certificate of Disposition for each case and keep them with you when you travel outside the country so you can show it upon re-entry.
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Since you received your Green card, US Immigration CLEARED you for it and the arrest should not be a problem. You can travel and go see your family in your home country, no worries. Now, the US Border Patrol (CBP) WILL see the arrests and ask you all about them. Therefore, make sure to bring all your original dispositions with you when you return to US, put them close to your passport and green card and be ready to explain what happened and show them your original dispositions. It will take them about 30-45 minutes to review it and they will likely question you in a separate room from all other people from your airplane, but they will let you out and they should not create problems.
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Take the certificate of disposition and show to an immigration attorney.
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As you may recall you had to do a finger prints for your green card. Since all your background appears to be clean i would not be concern. Not a bad idea to carry your certified final court disposition to show to CBP. Good luck.
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