1) Fortunately, since he was not convicted of anything, he should be eligible for Sentri:
But he may need to provide them with certified copies of the police report and court disposition and if his case has been sealed or expunged, then that is a problem. He has to hope that they will accept a certified letter from the police department and court as proof that the records no longer exist.
2) As long as he is in legal status, can prove his has the resources to pay for his classes and room and board, and can show that he has non-immigrant intent, then he should be able to get an F-1 status.
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One Last question: In the forms he has to fill (both SENTRY and F1)He has to anwer two questions in writing:Have you ever been arrested or convicted ´(I don´t remember witch of the two) and have you had problems with US immigration? Whatshoul he answer?
We really apreciate your help. R Nieto.
He has to answer honestly. If they ask if he was arrested, he has to answer yes. If he is asked if he was convicted, he can answer no.