Yes, they want to make sure that you are eligible for a green card - crimes, immigration problems, etc.
(213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
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Each case is fact specific and in Newark the interview depends on the official you get. if you are currently represented the attorney should be able to prepare for the interview and accompany you as well. if the application has been pending for awhile it might be best for present counsel to look into that as well. With prior proceeding things can get overlooked. If you would like a second opinion please feel free to contact me.
Legal disclaimer: The answer provided is general in nature and should not be construed as legal advice as not all facts are known by the attorney, nor does the answering of this question create an attorney client relationship.