FAQ: Immigration implications of crime; petty offense exception; admissions and convictions; 212(d)(3) and other waivers
First thank you so much for the community service. My question is a little bit different here, and I don't know if you only answer US Immigration questions here, but I am so desperate and have no one to ask.
I am holding a Canadian student visa, now is my second year in Canada. I was issued a B1/B2 visa last year. Then I was charged of Theft under $5000 this June
, and the charge goes withdrawn-diversion
When I went to US Embassy for visa renewal this October
, the officer asked my about the charge, and I answered honestly that I did it on purpose and I really regret my behavior. He rejected my class B visa, gave me a pink paper, which says the denial is under Section 214(b)
, which says that alien doesn't show strong ties with home country.
After I carefully searched online resources, I found that my admission of the offence will make me inadmissible to enter US, as a moral turpitude. But the officer didn't say that I need waiver to enter US.
1. So my question is:
does this mean that their denial is not based on the Crime of Moral Turpitude, but I really didn't show strong ties? Or they just don't reject me explicitly with the real reason? I will marry a Canadian citizen next year so it would be a strong tie then. Or do you suggest me to apply for Waiver of Ground of Inadmissibility
like I-106 whatsoever?
2. Another question is:
I got an offer of a big well-known US company for summer internship, and I need to apply for J1 Visa. How will the charge affect me J1 application?
Any thought or idea or suggestion is really appreciated. I am so desperate and I couldn't tell anyone about the charge or the job offer...