About 6 years I was exiting the U.S. and at the airport I was stopped by a homeland security officer. After a few hours I signed a voluntary departure, and was that after a few years I could re-apply to renew my Visa. Detail of my background; I was born in Mexico and at the age of 6 my parents relocated to the U.S. due to economical situation. Therefore I was raised in Ohio, went to school and graduated from High school. After I graduated from high school I waited for the Dream act to be approved in order for me to go to college. Unfortunately in 2012 my mom who lived in Mexico was diagnosed with kidney failure and was in need of a kidney transplant. My waiting time for the dream act had to end by the news of my moms health, and I had to return to Mexico. The day I was leaving the U.S. I had a paid ticket from Mexico to travel back by plane and for no known reason I was stopped by a Homeland Security officer who questioned me and after a few hours was given the option to sign my voluntary departure or wait for court hearing. I signed the voluntary departure and now I have been living in Mexico. I want to know what proceeds to renew my visa or apply for a permit to study in the U.S
Remaining in the US without authorization for more than one year past the age of 18 would cause a 10 year bar to returning. If the foreign national entered without inspecting, left and returned without permission, then a permanent bar may be applicable. Your particular circumstance and history, to include the voluntary departure, would need to be reviewed by an immigration attorney to provide direct legal advice.
The information provided is not to be considered to create an attorney-client relationship. The information provided is general in nature, and does not represent a thorough review of a situation or case, nor does it constitute legal advice on any subject matter. Seek a private consultation with an immigration attorney of your choice to obtain legal advice.
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