kfdc- () • 07/12/2011 14:46:37 PM
I was married to a USC in 2003 and got my LPR 2005. Filed for divorce in 2008 and granted in Jan. 2009.
In 2007, I was arrested for 4 counts of felony which was not my fault. Friend used my car to go to his work, then next thing I knew police called me and said I was arrested. Friend did crime to his employee and I was arrested for those crimes since the car he was driving was under my name. Went to jail for 25 hours, made bail, but no charges were filed against me.
Every time I travel outside the US, I was stopped at immigration. So much hassle and anxiety. So many tears and sleepless nights.
Fast forward today.
02/25/11 - filed citizenship
03/13/11 - fingerprinting
06/01/11 - received letter for interview
07/12/11 - interview and was recommended for citizenship! :))
The IO was pretty straight forward. Weeks before the interview, I had panic attacks, so much worry. All my worries were in vain. IO did not eat me alive. He went through the arrest, I explained that there was no case against me. Asked me if there is a document from police. I said no I only have a court document that states no record found since the arrest was never reported to DA, there was no charge against me, only an arrest. He went through my N-400, made sure I am changing my name, etc. He kept going back and forth to my documents, verifying all information. He asked me how many times I was stopped at immigration. He said that record should be taken out of their system since I was not at fault. All in all, my worries and anxiety were in vain. :)