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What does change in Alien Registration Number means?

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I have applied for my OPT (Optional Practical Training) on January 15th and the case status was under 'Initial Review' till now.
Today when I checked my case status on USCIS website, it read 'On March 11, 2013, your Alien Registration Number was changed relating to your I765, APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION.'
What does this mean? I'm really worried as I have pending ACD for Class A Misdemeanor which ends on March 14th. According to Court personnel, my case would be sealed on 14th.
I live in NJ but case was heard in NY (Manhattan) Court.
Need help! Thank you.

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Even though your case is sealed, you still must disclose any arrest/conviction.

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There is no sealing for purposes of immigration. Sealing is not a good idea when noncitizens are involved. All it does is making it difficult later on to get access to records.

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I agree with my colleagues.

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