I spoke to a immigration officer a year ago and he told me that if it was there first time getting deported then they only have a 5 year bar that they have to compelte. Is that true?
Generally speaking when one is deported the period of inadmissibility is 10 years, but there are exceptions to this rule. The answer to your question, however, really depends on why your parents were deported. If they were unlawfully present in the U.S. in excess of 1 year prior to their deportation they they are inadmissible for 10 years and will require a waiver of inadmissibility. This requires that they have a parent or spouse who is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. Children such as yourself do not qualify.
Consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can review the case in detail and advise you of the optons available and advise you how best to proceed.
Jeffrey A. Devore, Esq.
Board Certified Immigration Attorney
Devore Law Group, P.A.
2925 PGA Blvd., Suite 204
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Telephone: (561) 478-5353
Facsimile: (561) 478-2144
Get free answers from experienced attorneys.
24,607 answers this week
2,554 attorneys answering
Don't speak legalese? We define thousands of terms in plain English.Browse our legal dictionary