My boyfriend was convicted of glassing someone and sentenced to 2 years prison serving one year. this was about 4 years ago that he was in prison for the incident, he was released in 2010.
He now wants to travel to north America. He has applied for an esta and for the question that asks if you have any criminal convictions he has lied and ticked no and the ESTA has been approved. I'm assuming they don't do a background check at the time of approving the ESTA? Does this mean he is in the clear now or will immigration in the states still possibly pick up on his criminal record & send him home?