People are not deported for traffic violations - is it possible that your friend was put into proceedings as the result of a traffic offense, but the actual charge in immigration court was just that he was here illegally? It sounds like your friend took "voluntary departure" in lieu of deportation - whether he can come back and when depends on a number of details, such as which of his specific relatives are citizens (parents, siblings, spouse, child), whether applications for status were ever filed on his behalf, and his overall immigration and criminal histories. You should consult an immigration attorney directly with more information so that he or she can advise you about his options. Good luck!
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Your posting does not make sense. Traffic violations are not a basis for deportation. Deportation is not "left the country voluntarily."
You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case. You can find one through http://www.ailalawyer.com.
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Best option is an in depth consultation with an attorney. Depending on his family here, and the length of time he was in the US, he may be able to.
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