Will a Case B misdemeanor appear on the immigration records even if the records have been expunged?

I got arrested for shoplifting (misdemeanor case b). I am in Louisiana with an A2 visa. I talked to my lawyer and he said he will have the case taken care and the records expunged. I didnt even have to go to court. My question is, will this affect me if i want to renew my A2 visa? Will the records show up in immigration? If they do is there anything my lawyer or i can do to get it expunged out of the immigration records to?

Asked on August 16, 2012 under Immigration Law, Louisiana


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If the Department of Immigration and Naturalization decides to do a background check on you, most likely the criminal matter that you have written about will pop up. However, since it has been expunged, then your visa status should not be in jeopardy. There is nothing to expunge out of the immigration records. The expungement would pertain solely to a criminal matter such as your shoplifting incident.

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