Can i get a pardon after deportation?

Asked over 3 years ago - New York, NY

I got deported for 2 charges 1 transporting stolen vehicles 2 bail jumping, which the second was an aggravated felony according to INS law i got to wait 10 years before applying to reenter and i also know that theres a slim chance for reentry after the 10 years period. I wanted to know if there is some sort of pardon from deportation after a while that u have been away from the US. My whole family is in the states and my father is a US citizen but didnt become one until after my 18th birthday. Is there a way for me to come back to the US before the 10 year period and what do i have to file?

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  1. Alena Shautsova

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    Answered . First of all, NY does not have record expungement yet, and it means you will not be able to 'expunge' your criminal record. Second, what immigration status did you have at the time of the events described and when did it all happen? Third, it is important to know the exact basis for your deportation/removal. You must know that any person removed as an "aggravated felon" may NEVER return to the United States.

  2. Jeffrey Adam Devore

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    Answered . An alien deported as an aggravated felon is considered to be permanently inadmissible to the U.S., i.e. barred for life. However, the alien can still apply for a waiver on inadmissibility to allow for re-entry. Whether the waiver would be granted depends on why the alien was deported and why he wants to re-enter the U.S. You should consult with an experienced immigration attorney to discuss the specifics of your case.

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