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Has anyone had a tourist visa granted to visit the USA despite having a criminal record?

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I'd be grateful for feedback and advice regarding the issue of tourist visas to the USA with a criminal record.

The circumstances are that 10 years ago my sister was killed in a car crash. This utterly destroyed my mother. She went through a bad time of drinking a lot and on two separate occasions the police were called. She resisted arrest in her drunken state and hit out at the officers (not causing any harm at all). She received a fine and convictions for assaulting a police officer (on two separate occasions). This was ten years ago. She is now doing much better and hasn't had any issues with the law. She works full time in a school and is very well regarded. She regrets her actions and is very remorseful.

I will possibly be moving to the USA in the next few years as my fiancé is in the US military so I will be going to live in the US with him.

The question of whether my mum can visit me if I move to the USA is a huge cloud over my head and I will be anxious until I know for sure. We are extremely close, it will be hard enough to leave her never mind possibly not being able to have her visit me.

We know she will have to apply for a visa as she committed an offence of moral turpitude so can't use the VWP.

I just wanted to hear from some people about their experiences applying for a visa and whether it was granted despite having a criminal record.

P.S my mother has a British passport.

Thank you

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