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Pti program and getting green card Permanent Residency

Discussion in 'Green Card, Residency, Naturalization' started by Expectbest, Nov 11, 2013.

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  1. Expectbest

    Expectbest Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Hello,

    I have an interview with immigration in Dec ( I got married to a citizen, I am on F-1 student visa) I got my fingerprints already done and got the appt for the interview in 3 weeks. I have a criminal record ( I am currently on PTI, never fingerprinted) How this will effect me to get a green card? I got on the PTI program after sending all papers to USCIS so I did not check any box that said I went on community program. Can anyone tell me what I should expect? Will the criminal record show up on my FBI check if I was not fingerprinted at the policy station?
     
  2. Betty3

    Betty3 Super Moderator

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    You might want to talk to a criminal immigration attorney. Yes, it's possible for your history to show up on a FBI check even if you didn't get fingerprinted previously. There are other ways to find out about a criminal record.
     
  3. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    If you've ever been arrested anywhere within any US state or territory, it's in IAFIS and the DoJ owns it, and the FBI runs it.

    http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/fingerprints_biometrics/iafis

    Oh yeah, the Feds know everything already.

    Now you claim you're in a pre trial intervention program, after being arrested and never fingerprinted.

    Even NJ doesn't do that.

    To get into a PTI in NJ requires you to charged with an indictable offense.
    If its indictable, you've been printed and had mugshot and other details collected by a county jail and the court.

    Any defendant who is charged with an indictable offense may apply for PTI.

    http://www.randolphwolf.com/criminal/alternative-sentencing/pre-trial-intervention/

    http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/rules/r3-28.htm

    http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/forms/10304_pti_brochure_appl.pdf

    No state dies that without first establishing WHO you claim you are, and that's where you get fingerprinted, if you're taken into custody type arrest.

    Was the alleged misdeed some type of scum offense, singing poorly, crying loudly, marking the sidewalk with chalk, telling lies, driving too slowly, insulting your pals?????
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2013
  4. disagreeable

    disagreeable Well-Known Member

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    So you married on a non immigration visa and it appears you lied during the adjustment process. I would keep my bags packed.
     

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