You will have to file for a waiver of inadmissibility since a prostitution charge is considered a crime involving moral turpitude. In addition, prostitution is an independent ground of inadmissibility if it happened within 10 years of the date to the application for residency. However, it is waivable with a 212h waiver.
Contact an experienced immigration lawyer.
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I would not travel until taking with an attorney
The prostitution charge will affect your case
I would hire a lawyer
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You will not be able to do so without an experienced immigration attorney; at least I would not recommend it. Also, depending on your current status, you may or may not be able to become a resident. First of all, that depends on how you got to the United States and your current status. If you are eligible because you entered legally, etc., then you have to analyze the criminal record. I suggest you contact an experienced immigration attorney. I can offer you a consult here in Houston, if you'd like, to analyze your case.
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