True DIVERSION means no conviction. So no record or immigration consequences. Deferred Entry of Judgment (usually for drug cases) is not true diversion and you could have problems later. Make sure it is true diversion.
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This is a question best posed to your own attorney but if you got petty theft diversion (no guilty/no contest plea) then there's no immigration consequences.
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There will be No immigration consequences but it will likely show up in most, of not all background checks.
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So long as you entered a no guilty plea and complete the diversion program as indicated there should be no immigration consequences. However, if you entered a guilty plea at any time or if you fail to follow through on your diversion this will be a conviction for immigration purposes.
Gabriela M. Lopez, Esq.