In the early 2000s, a I-130 petition was approved and forwarded to NVC, with the beneficiary living abroad. All documents, including a police certificate, were submitted to the NVC. Up to that point, the beneficiary had a clean background. But it took until 2013 for the priority date to become current. But before the priority date became current, the beneficiary was convicted of a drug offense in his country of residence.
In the NVC package sent to the beneficiary for an interview requested a up-to-date police certificate from the country of residence. As the new police certificate would likely show that drug conviction, should the beneficiary simply not submit a new police certificate and just go to the interview hoping that he will get lucky?Suppose, the beneficiary became honest and submitted an up-to-date police certificate before the consular interview. Would the interviewing consular official be so cruel as to deny the green card at the last second, over a drug offense?