There could be waivers available for him for moral rehabilitation depending on his circumstances. Also, there are ways of reopening his old case and getting it either kicked out completely or changed into something that will not affect his immigration status. What I am saying is that there are multiple routes to keeping him in the US. There aren't enough details about his circumstances to give a very precise answer.
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Your friend needs to retain an experienced immigration attorney. The date he became a legal resident, the exact date of his conviction and the code needs to be analyzed to determine if he is deportable. If he is deportable, determine if he has a defense. He may be eligible for 212(c) or maybe readjustment. See a lawyer.
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I agree with attorney Pineda.
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