The United States is considered a melting pot with the most diverse group of people living in one nation. People from other countries seek to live the American dream by immigrating to the United States in order to provide their families with the best opportunities possible. Many immigrants eventual realize the potential for success and apply for citizenship.
Before a person is granted the status of being a “citizen” of the United States, a criminal background check is administered. Pursuant to federal immigration policy, any “conviction” can be a basis to bar admission into the United States. Therefore an arrest and a plea of guilty can prevent you from becoming a U.S. citizen.
Many people familiar with Illinois law realize that pleading guilty to an offense and receiving supervision is not considered a conviction under Illinois law. Although that is true, the federal government feels differently. Supervision is considered a conviction for all intents and purposes when it comes to immigration status and can be a major factor determining entry into the United States.
If you are applying to become a U.S. citizen and have been arrested or found guilty of an offense, it is crucial to have your record expunge to secure entry into the United States. For more information please contact the Law Offices of M. Fakhoury at 847-920-4540 or XpungeChicago.com
If you’re expunging your criminal record in Illinois, you must first make sure you’re eligible. So what do you look for on your record to determine whether you’re eligible for criminal record clearing?
Here’s what you need to know.
Expunging Your Record? Here’s What to Look For
When you talk to a Chicago expungement attorney about clearing your criminal record, you’ll need a complete copy of your record. If you
Clearing your criminal record through sealing gives you a fresh start – it means that most people will never be able to see your history through a regular background check. However, there are seven criminal offenses you can never seal in Illinois; they must stay on your criminal record forever unless you receive a pardon from the governor or they’re vacated or reversed.