You will probably be OK.
Talking to a lawyer about this, and the fact that it has been 8 days w/o news from CIS would be a good idea.
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USCIS has 120 days to make a decision.
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In my opinion, I do not think the two are necessarily related. 8 days is like one second in the world of immigration.
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You were arrested and taken into custody. This will need to be disclosed to USCIS. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney.
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You are obligated to report the incident to USCIS. I strongly suggest you consult with an immigration attorney. Furthermore, if USCIS requests that you appear for a second interview, I recommend that you go with an immigration attorney to such an interview.
Do not fail to inform USCIS of the arrest (that's what it was - you were arrested). If you fail to do so, you could lose the opportunity to become a citizen for at least five years.
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