if someone has an arrest on their record, what's the least number of affidavits of support should they submit with their I-360 VAWA self petition to overcome the good moral character requirement with USCIS? and how many affidavits would be considered too much?
There is no minimum or maximum, because there is no set number of supporting affidavits an applicant can submit that will guarantee overcoming the negative impact of the applicant's criminal offenses.
A VAWA applicant needs to show that they have "good moral character" (GMC) for at least 3 years prior to filing the Form I-360. If the applicant has an arrest record, well then proving GMC because more of a challenge. You're essentially asking how you overcome the challenge to your GMC, and the truth is there is no quick easy answer. It's a balancing act. You've got to outweigh the severity of your convictions with mitigating factors that USCIS is going to acknowledge. Different attorneys are going to have different opinions on how to do that.
You should meet with an attorney on this issue.
That "someone" needs a competent counsel as it is not the number of affidavits one needs to worry about but a proper legal presentation of the entire case.
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