I'm a US citizen and I married my wife, who had at the time a tourist status in this country. We sent the form I485 two months ago, she alreay got the appointment for fingerprints, and they told us to wait in order to get an approval for the petition of residence. Just two weeks ago, we got into an argument and she was taken to jail for battery. She had no prior criminal record, and she was offered a PreTrial Diversion Program to drop all charges at the end of the program and qualify for an expungement.
My question is the following; Would the ISCIS put a hold in the immigration process because of this incident, more specifically for the I485? How long does it usually take to get an approval for I485?This is an updated, according to court files, she was charged with Battery under Misdemeanor type, and the disposition is under Deffered Prosecution Program. Still, would the USCIS hold the I485 process until she finishes the program? By the way, she has to attend this program for at least 26 weeks. Thanks in advance for the legal advice!
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