It can catch up with you later. DO not agree to this. Fight it all the way trough if you can. Immigration system is very unforgiving when it comes to domestic violence. Your girlfriend should know better despite her anger.
The concern I would have is that if you accept the order of protection and then by some unfortunate turn of events you violate it, then you may be facing criminal charges which will definitely have an effect on your immigration status and future filings. If your ex is willing to make up allegations, she may have other intentions of harming you once the order is in effect (basically framing you) and causing you serious problems. Hire an attorney and challenge the allegations.
My recommendation would be to retain an attorney and fight to clear your name.
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I agree. Do not accept anything. Try to fight it until they leave you alone and drop the charges.
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I strongly suggest that you fight the OOP. If there is any type of allege violation of the OOP, then you might have problems with the later USCIS filing.
This could really affect you negatively down the line. You do not want to accept the order and then have it prevent you from adjusting status later (or potentially even lead to deportation proceedings). Immigration is not forgiving when it comes to criminal histories or instances of domestic violence and it would be unwise to let this develop any further.
I agree with the other posts as well. Accepting the OP can affect an immigration case as it can be viewed as domestic violence, and then there is always a chance that the OP could be violated. I strongly suggest that you retain an attorney to fight these charges in Family Court, it requires a hearing in family court where your attorney will have the opportunity to cross-examine your ex, and you will have the chance to tell your side as well.
If the allegations in the OP can add up to a finding of "moral turpitude," the test the INS will use to evaluate the allegations against you; then absolutely not. More importantly, violating an existing OP can subject you to felony criminal charges. It is really easy to get arrested for violating an existing OP; especially if you are dealing with an angry and vindictive ex-girlfriend. DO NOT put your freedom in jeopardy. Do not accept the OP. You MUST act to get rid of the threat of the order of protection ASAP. Retain a criminal attorney with immigration experience who is familiar with Family Court procedure today.