My family booked round-trip tickets to NYC on short notice, and we will be leaving Canada in two days. At some point I started getting very nervous about having a run-in with US immigration.
This is because two years ago I made an incredibly stupid decision, had a run-in with the police and courts even though in the end it resulted in a diversion (alternative measures), which means no record of any conviction... although there is still info in the 'deeper' sections of a background check on me that yes, I DID do something that was resolved through diversion.
My family does often cross the border to go down to the states for some shopping, and we haven't ever had any issues with the border guards even though speaking with them does make me break into sweat (I regret doing what I did back then so damn much now, wow).
Now I know circumstances can be different everywhere, but I'm super worried about being stopped or even DENIED entry into the states because of my past, especially since we're even transferring flights in Salt Lake City before we reach JFK.
Anyone know of people who have been stopped or denied due to their criminal past?