Background Check

Can I Apply for U.S. Citizenship with a Criminal Record?

Many U.S. immigrants work towards the goal of earning citizenship status to gain some of the many benefits that Americans enjoy. Unfortunately, applying for United States citizenship can be a very daunting process, especially with a criminal record. Yet, many individuals with criminal records are still able to attain citizenship. Although, it depends on the …

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Citizenship Passport

How Do You Fail a Background Check?

As you may know, many employers conduct background checks on their potential employees. A background check can search for things like criminal records, commercial records, and financial records of an individual or organization. It’s important to be prepared beforehand, so that you do not ultimately fail. Let’s face it – no one likes the process. …

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Background Check

Can You Become a Security Guard with a Criminal Record?

We’ve all made mistakes in our lives, whether it be copying your friend’s homework, or taking an extra handful of candy on Halloween. But what happens when one or a few mistakes have the power to influence our futures? The negative consequences of a criminal record can be many. If one of these mistakes is …

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Security Guard

Can a Felon Adopt a Child in Texas?

Every U.S. state has regulations for required background checks for the fostering or adoption process. Additionally, some states require background checks for any adult living in the household of the prospective parent or foster parent. If you have a criminal record, whether in Texas or elsewhere, and you’d like to adopt – check your local …

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Adoption

Can I Travel to Mexico with a Criminal Record?

If you want to visit Mexico, and you have a criminal record, what can you expect to happen? Travelling outside the U.S. with a criminal record can be a stressful task. Any criminal record can make it difficult to get through customs and pass the necessary background check. Some countries take criminal records more seriously …

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Mexican Border

How to Rent an Apartment with a Criminal Record

As you may already know, a criminal record can make it very difficult when trying to rent a new apartment. No matter where you’re located, landlords almost always conduct a background check as part of the application process. As mentioned in a previous blog post, some cities are passing laws to prevent the discrimination of …

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Can I Get in The SENTRI Line at The Airport With a Record?

If you’re like many of us, you get tired of waiting in long U.S. Customs lines at the airport when you arrive from another country. Screaming kids, not so friendly agents and having just arrived from a long flight from another country makes for quite the headache. But what about those alternative lines that are …

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