I have 3 kids that are us citizen lived in the states for almost 30 years had my residents card and was taken away and the most I did in jail was 3 months for misdominors no felonies I did time in the county jail in 4/1998 to 7/1998 , I am living in a country that I never livied in but I been straight been working bought a house but is not the same I realy miss my kids and all my brothers and sister and my mom who are residing in the US I realy need some leagle advise , would like to have the opportunite to return to the US the right way , What can I do
Your only hope at this time would be to apply for a waiver. Based on the information provided, I would not want to speculate on whether or not you might qualify for a waive. These are designed to be difficult to obtain and to be very case specific. Just saying 'I miss my family is not enough', because everybody misses their family. If everyone who wanted to be with their family received a waiver, there would be no point in deporting people who had families. The waiver provision was not designed to void the deportation provisions. On the other hand, there are certain individuals whose deportation is such a hardship that it is appropriate to make an exception for them. You might be in this category. You seriously need to contact an experienced immigration attorney. BTW: the fact that the crimes you were convicted of were misdemeanors under the law of your state, does not mean that they are misdemeanors under federal law. The federal government defines a misdemeanor as a crime punishable by less than 1 year in prison. Here in Massachusetts, we define a misdemeanor as a crime punishable by up to 2 1/2 years in prison, so almost all of our misdemeanors carry penalties of up to 2 1/2 year. As such, the Immigration Service and the Immigration Court considers them all to be felonies.
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