Some of the answer will depend upon the date he left. If one is here illegally for over 1 year and leaves and then re-enters without legal admission, they are barred for life. However, they become eligible to apply for a Waiver after 10 years.
Brian D. Lerner
Attorney at Law
Your friend must contact a lawyer to deal with this case.
He might be able to get his green card, but the lawyer will give him the options available in order to make an informed decision.
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