I was deported for possessing about 4 ounces of cocaine 12 years ago. My conviction is from '86. My USC child is now 21, do I have any chance of coming back? Do I need a waiver?
You would need to request permission from the U.S. government to file a petition or application first. If that is granted, your son may be able to petition for your return.
This is general advice and not meant to substitute for an immigration attorney thoroughly reviewing your file.
Yes, you need a waiver, and it will be hard to obtain it.
You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case.
J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice, as not all the facts are known. You should retain an attorney to review all the facts specific to your case in order to receive advise specific to your case. The statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship. Answers on Avvo can only be general ones, as specific answers would require knowledge of all the facts. As such, they may or may not apply to the question.
I agree with my colleagues. Any drug related crimes have serious consequence on your immigration status. Please hire an attorney.
This answer is of a general nature and should not be relied upon as final, nor is it intended as legal advice. Consult with a qualified attorney before making any legal decisions. Gen Kimura, (832) 247-6932.
You need to consult with an immigration lawyer to answer many questions about your history in the USA and your total criminal history. Viz: when did you leave the USA; were you considered by ICE as a drug trafficker; whether you are amenable to waiver of criminal admissibility per 209(c). Your lawyer would have to have your complete file with immigration, immigration court, and the criminal court.
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Although a possibility exists if you could show you are rehabilitated among other possible factors, I agree with my colleagues that serious facts such as these warrant a formal consultation to review all facts and documents.
I agree that a helpful answer cannot be provided without more information about your immigration history, criminal history and rehabilitative history. If anything is possible, it will be difficult and you need an attorney to help.
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