he might be eligible for deferred action if he was under 30 on june 15th of last year. if it has been ten years since he was sent back then he might be eligible for cancellation of removal he is a person of good moral character, and can show extreme hardship to you and the kids. suerte
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If your partner was ordered deported by an immigration court when he was 24 he has 2 problems. First, automatic reinstatement of the prior order of removal; that is, if he is caught again by immigration they will deport him without giving him a chance to appear in immigration court. Second, re-entering illegally after a prior deportation makes you permanently inadmissible to the US. That means your marrying him and filing a petition will not help him. He might be eligible for something called withholding of removal based on his problem with the cartel. This will get him a work permit but not much else. He really needs to talk over his case with a good lawyer.
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He is ineligible for deferred action because his deportation at age 24 broke the continuous residence requirement and his re-entry was not as a childhood arrival. You need to consult with an attorney to explore other available options.