I have a very straight question.
Last year on sep2nd 2008, i got convicted for the shoplifting offense (which happened in the month of July'2008) and sentenced jail for 7days. After that i had no probation, nothing. But my history have the Misdeamenor. So far by god's grace i have no issues at my work. But this May 2009, my H1 B visa is going to expire and needed an extension. My employer will apply for an extension on my behalf, but they doesnt know about the misdeamenor i have in my record.
So my question & worriness is whether this misdeamenor will have any impact on my H1 B extension? Will USCIS consider the crimes and based on that they will decide to extend or deny or reject the H1 B visa extensions?
Worst case what will happen to my Visa status? Anyone please please if you know the answer i request to clarify it. Infact it is the worry i have now because i need to know if having misdeamenor in the history will be a problem to my H1B visa extension then in that scenario what necessary steps can be taken to avoid it.
But when i went to INDIA for a vacation in the month of december 2008 and was back in January 2009. I encountered no issues at the port of entry.
I whole heartedly appreciate the one who responds to my concern.