when he got caught in 2005 he was fingerprinted and signed a voluntary deportation. he signed for 5 years and the 5 years have passed already.
Talk to an attorney.
File a FOIA and get a copy of the file.
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I agree with Mr. Capriotti. There are too many other unknown facts that can complicate this matter. It is unclear whether a ten year or indefinite ban on immigration is in effect based upon other unlawful actions, such as unlawful presence in the U. S. Good luck.
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Have a local immigration lawyer file a FOIA and then examine the file with you.
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