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    Sorry, maybe this is a very stupid question, but my son and I worry a lot about his high-school record. Will immigration officers check at his high school the record of his behavior? Police has never been involved, but he had a few detentions at school, all for very stupid reasons, nevertheless, the record maybe not very favorable. Now he is a University student, a junior. Everything is fine so far, but he is concerned about those school episodes...
    GC: 05/02/07
    DO: St. Louis, MO
    02/03/12 0 N400 -> Phoenix, AZ
    02/06/12 3 NA rcvd
    02/14/12 11 FPL -> "Initial review"
    02/17/12 14 FPL for 02/29/12
    02/29/12 26 FP done
    03/31/12 57 YL (DL)
    04/09/12 68 "In line for interview"
    04/25/12 84 IL sent out
    04/30/12 89 IL rcvd
    06/01/12 121 Interview +
    06/12/12 133 "In line for oath"
    07/05/12 156 OL sent out
    07/07/12 158 OL rcvd
    08/03/12 185 Oath, Citizen
    08/15/12 Appl. for Passp.
    08/27/12 Passp. Rcvd

  • #2
    No you shouldn't be worried all they care about is tickets and any trouble with the police.

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    • #3
      Thanks for response! That's what I thought, but needed confirmation that there is no need to worry. As soon as interview approaches, I get more and more anxious, trying to predict where the "catches" may come from...
      GC: 05/02/07
      DO: St. Louis, MO
      02/03/12 0 N400 -> Phoenix, AZ
      02/06/12 3 NA rcvd
      02/14/12 11 FPL -> "Initial review"
      02/17/12 14 FPL for 02/29/12
      02/29/12 26 FP done
      03/31/12 57 YL (DL)
      04/09/12 68 "In line for interview"
      04/25/12 84 IL sent out
      04/30/12 89 IL rcvd
      06/01/12 121 Interview +
      06/12/12 133 "In line for oath"
      07/05/12 156 OL sent out
      07/07/12 158 OL rcvd
      08/03/12 185 Oath, Citizen
      08/15/12 Appl. for Passp.
      08/27/12 Passp. Rcvd

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Marusia_GC View Post
        Sorry, maybe this is a very stupid question, but my son and I worry a lot about his high-school record. Will immigration officers check at his high school the record of his behavior? Police has never been involved, but he had a few detentions at school, all for very stupid reasons, nevertheless, the record maybe not very favorable. Now he is a University student, a junior. Everything is fine so far, but he is concerned about those school episodes...
        I once got sent to the corner in kindergarten. They denied my N-400 for this reason, but I won on appeal.
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        IMPORTANT NOTE: I am a Volunteer Moderator - one of you. I am not a lawyer. So act accordingly.

        PD: 9/12/2000 (EB3/VA/RIR/Canada)
        I-140 RD: 12/22/2000
        I-140 AD: 7/16/2001
        RD: 8/28/2001
        ND: 10/26/2001
        FP1: 1/31/2002
        RFE: 8/2/2002
        RFE RD: 8/28/2002
        TD: 10/22/2002
        FP2: 6/19/2004
        ID: 07/15/2004
        AD: 07/15/2004
        CO: 08/18/2004
        CR: 08/23/2004
        N-400 RD: 05/21/2009
        FP: 06/13/2009
        CFR: 08/05/2009
        IL: 08/21/09
        ID: 10/7/09
        USC: 10/8/09

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        • #5
          When I asked the question about school record, I was not joking - I have asked a serious question, which has a ground for it. The problem is that my son at the end of 9th grade hacked his school computer network, sending all his classmates the message, something like "Congrats! Another stupid school year is over!" on the screens on the PCs. The message get to the school principal's computer as well, and there was a big scandal. My son was a straight "A" student, but as a punishment he was suspended from school for a few days, which were the days of finals. As a result, he got "B"s instead of "A"s in subject he had missed the finals. This is not a problem, but the record appeared in his school dossier about hacking. Besides, there were a few other records, for example, "Bad behavior on the bus: taught 5th graders that there is no Heaven and no Hell"... and had a few detentions at school, basically, Saturday school, for running during the breaks, etc. Since the application N-400 contains info about his high school (name, address, etc.), I thought they might check his dossier from high school. Luckily, police was not involved in this hacking case, because it was a joke which did not result in any harm, but it was very stressful, and as far as I know hacking in many cases could be considered as a crime. For the criterion of "good moral character", should he confess to the IO about this episode? Could IO somehow get info about what happened in 9th grade?
          GC: 05/02/07
          DO: St. Louis, MO
          02/03/12 0 N400 -> Phoenix, AZ
          02/06/12 3 NA rcvd
          02/14/12 11 FPL -> "Initial review"
          02/17/12 14 FPL for 02/29/12
          02/29/12 26 FP done
          03/31/12 57 YL (DL)
          04/09/12 68 "In line for interview"
          04/25/12 84 IL sent out
          04/30/12 89 IL rcvd
          06/01/12 121 Interview +
          06/12/12 133 "In line for oath"
          07/05/12 156 OL sent out
          07/07/12 158 OL rcvd
          08/03/12 185 Oath, Citizen
          08/15/12 Appl. for Passp.
          08/27/12 Passp. Rcvd

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          • #6
            You are asking should he refer to a non-Police matter that happened in the 9th grade, and he is now at University?

            I have read a couple of your posts today, and although I understand your anxiety, it seems that everyone has the correct advice for you and there is little to be concerned about. Best to try to remain calm and realise everything will be fine. It will be worse to get yourself all tense and anxious leading up to the interview

            You are nearly there - take deep breaths and try not to get overwhelmed. Much better that the IO see a calm person than one who appears as if something is wrong, when indeed it is not.

            Very warm wishes and all the best - take care, it will all be fine

            Q

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            • #7
              They don't care about school disciplinary incidents that didn't involve law enforcement officers. He shouldn't say anything about it, and they're not going to check.

              EB3 ROW I-485 Approved: July 2007
              USC: July 2013
              I am a layman, not a lawyer. What I write here is not official or professional legal advice. In addition, my answers on this forum are specific to the scenarios discussed in each thread and should not be generalized to other situations.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mnprtltt View Post
                No you shouldn't be worried all they care about is tickets and any trouble with the police.
                They don't even care about tickets. Arrests, on the other hand, they do care about.
                Last edited by Vorpal; 12th March 2012, 12:18 PM.
                USC as of 09/09/08

                I am not an lawyer. My advice is based purely on personal experience. For legal advice, please consult an immigration attorney.

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                • #9
                  Thanks to everyone for constructive and encouraging responses!!!
                  GC: 05/02/07
                  DO: St. Louis, MO
                  02/03/12 0 N400 -> Phoenix, AZ
                  02/06/12 3 NA rcvd
                  02/14/12 11 FPL -> "Initial review"
                  02/17/12 14 FPL for 02/29/12
                  02/29/12 26 FP done
                  03/31/12 57 YL (DL)
                  04/09/12 68 "In line for interview"
                  04/25/12 84 IL sent out
                  04/30/12 89 IL rcvd
                  06/01/12 121 Interview +
                  06/12/12 133 "In line for oath"
                  07/05/12 156 OL sent out
                  07/07/12 158 OL rcvd
                  08/03/12 185 Oath, Citizen
                  08/15/12 Appl. for Passp.
                  08/27/12 Passp. Rcvd

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