My U visa was approved in Aug, 2011. I passed the CA bar exam and became a member of the State Bar in Oct, 2012. A few days after I was sworn in as an attorney and had my State Bar number, I was arrested for DUI and BAC>0.08 by the police. The County is very tough on DUI, though it's my first offense, I would probably be convicted of DUI and sentenced to probation. Before U visa approval, I had a noncriminal Disorderly Conduct (not a CIMT) conviction in NY, which I disclosed to the USCIS. First time DUI is neither CIMT, nor Crime of Violence; I also understand I must volunteer a lot, show rehabilitation, and get support letters for Adjustment of Status; but do the DUI arrest, possible conviction and probation after U visa approval, still doom any chance of Adjustment of Status?I was a victim of a serious crime, the perpetrator was arrested, convicted and sentenced. I hasn't refused any request from the Police or Prosecutor and I believe the Police will issue an additional I-918 supplement B to prove that. I was so devastated by the DUI arrest, because the requirement for U visa Adjustment is so murky and USCIS has complete discretion and I can't appeal: "You establish your presence in the United States is justified on humanitarian grounds, to ensure family unity or is in the public interest". My interpretation is if you don't committed a crime after being granted U visa, it's automatical Adjustment; if you commit a crime while on U nonimmigrant status, the adjustment will be denied. hope I am wrong.
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