With a felony criminal conviction history, even if later dismissed (or rather expunged) it is imperative for husband to work with a highly experienced immigration lawyer for what ever it is that he wants to file for now, whether DACA or other..
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Any incurred significant criminal history record by any undocumented alien will require a very good immigration attorney to review any legal options.
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Since he will need an I-601A hardship waiver, it would be best to hire an attorney.
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Under the circumstances you describe, your husband will need a waiver (I-601) to overcome his inadmissibility since he entered the U.S. without documentation or inspection. This may be further complicated by the criminal issue you note. You should clearly consult an immigration attorney to assist you in this matter.
I would like to say you can do it on your own, but the truth is your probably will have a very hard time.. At least consult with an attorney as to what needs to be done.
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