I have been deported back in 1998 for sales of meth. But in 2008 I was a victim of a crime in San Diego. The person was charged with attempted murder but was found guilty of assult and battery with a deadly weapon and assult to great bodyly damage etc... I helped the DA convict this person in court.. He was sentenced to 7 years with 2 strikes.. But I was deported again in 2012 this past october. But ICE didnt give me no prison time.
Your chances aren't good unless you have information that could lead to the convictions of other people involved with the crime. Ideally you should have applied for the U visa when you were helping the DA convict the person. He or she could have filled out the certification that shows that you were helping him at the time and if approved, you would have been allowed to stay in the United States. Right now you are inadmissible to the U.S. for drug trafficking and due to your deportation. Unless a waiver is granted, you cannot return.
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