Q: Visa waiver tourist traveller
I am a visa waiver tourist traveller with a criminal record in the U.S. At the U.S. preclearance I am called to the back office for additional inspection by a U.S.C.I.S. officer before tourist travel and normally given a limited stay in the U.S. of less than 6 months. Will record expungement avoid me being called for an additional inspection as well as removal of the limited stay of less than 6 months?
A: No it will not. Once Border Patrol knows of your conviction it will remain in the records even if you expunge it from State records. Moreover, even if you expunge the record, you will always have to disclose the record to immigration officials when applying for any immigration benefit. Best wishes!
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