Your conviction needs to be analyzed to determine if there are any grounds of inadmissibility that would bar you. Assuming there are not, you'll need an approved visa petition, an approvec I212 and an approved waiver for the unlawful presence.
You need to retain a lawyer to evaluate your conviction and other issues for grounds of inadmissibility.
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You should contact an immigration attorney directly to have your criminal history analyzed. The fact that your removal did not involve your conviction may help if it allowed you to avoid additional penalties, but it does not relieve you of your responsibility to establish your "admissibility" at the time that you apply for an immigrant visa.
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