I agree. It's extremely important that you meet with a qualified immigration attorney in your area. This question requires a good deal of information that is of a personal nature and ought not be discussed on a public forum. Please feel free to call myself or another colleague in the north DFW area for a consultation.
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What is your "minor criminal record"?
(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.