I had two felonies on my record for 2017.

Burglary of an unoccupied structure (unarmed) and Damage of property ($1,000 or more).

I pleaded guilty to both.

Both were actually DISMISSED through the diversion program, where if completed, charges are DROPPED and not put on your record. Although I can still see my charges.

I am a permanent resident in the US, and a Honduran citizen. Would these charges affect me coming back into the country, even if they were dismissed?

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    You need an immigration lawyer immediately. Do not leave the US (and expect to be able to return) without having received advice from an immigration lawyer. Commented May 17, 2019 at 1:47

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The immigration consequences here depend on a bunch of very specific details, including the exact elements of the criminal charges involved and the nature of the diversion program (you said you "pleaded guilty," which may or may not amount to a criminal conviction for immigration purposes depending on exactly how the diversion program was set up).

As Michael Hampton notes in comments, you need to speak to a immigration lawyer to answer these questions. Your permanent residency is too important to rely on advice from internet non-layers.

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    Too late for the OP, but I would advise a green card holder, or someone who is on the way to a green card, to consult an immigration attorney before pleading guilty to anything much more serious than a speeding ticket. Small, possibly negotiable, details in what is charged and how the case is handled may be important. Commented May 17, 2019 at 10:11

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