I am in the process of acquiring a job in USA, but I have a small
problem. I was convicted for a DUI a few years ago, and it did not
fall under the petty offense exception since the maximum penalty where
I'm from was 2 years (but I was sentenced to one month). Furthermore,
since then I have entered USA twice on the visa waiver program without
problems and without knowing that perhaps I was entering illegally (I
assumed DUI was not a crime of moral turpitude, still unsure about
So my question at this point is if there's any idea to even bother
trying to go through the H1B visa process, since from what I've read,
there's no question that my background would render me inadmissible
Also, what if I simply lie about my conviction. Since I've managed to
enter on the VWP before, maybe the conviction isn't visible to them.
What would happen if they find out?