PA- My Eastern European boyfriend and I are contemplating marriage as a way to be together, but I want to know if his past will keep him out of my home country, the USA.
Because of economic stress and mental health issues, he was sent home from 3 European countries. In one case he appeared in a court- after being arrested for a non-violent crime- and was assigned a lawyer (though he really didn't understand what was going on). Following these hearings, he was barred from reentry to this country and sent home. On the other 2 occasions, he had ran out of money and was sent home to his country after being arrested for non-aggravated offenses.
My questions are as follows:
1) Is this question concerned with immigration hearings NOT in the US, ie deportations or exclusions from other countries?
2) If one is sent out of a (non-US) country without a hearing, does their sponsor need answer "yes" on this form?
3) Will an answer of "yes" (that is, my partners past history) harm his chances of immigration to the US? Will the US keep our potential family apart? Are we condemned before we even start the process of immigration?
4) Does it make a difference if these events have occurred over 5 years ago- in terms of the good character of my partner? Does the US take into consideration that people can change for the better?
Thanks for any advice or insight...