I am a college student and I was offered a volunteer work. They didn't ask about my immigration status but asked me to submit Washington state Patrol background check. (Request for criminal history information/ Child,adult abuse information act). Fingerprint is not required but optional. I came to US with visa waiver program and overstayed. When I arrived here I was fingerprinted. I don't have a Social Security Number. Other than my immigration status, I don't have any criminal records. Can I pass the background check? Should I submit it? Dose that background check do anything with immigration? Will the state patrol figure out my status?
Technically, as an overstay, you are legally subject of apprehension and placement into removal proceedings (in vernacular, deportation), however, it is not automatic, depending on the state and its priorities.
I think you may pass Washington State Patrol background check. as a person without any criminal record, HOWEVER, that does not mean that you have any lawful status to remain in the U.S.
In my opinion, any good state investigator could easily put two and two together to determine lawful status of a foreign national, yet, as I stated before, it depends on the state priorities.
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It doesn't have to do with immigration status but as a waiver traveler overstay there are significant immigration concerns. Contact a US immigration attorney.
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