The information is "right" indeed. Illegal Reentry after previous removal triggers the lifetime "bar" and is a federal offense punishable with up to 5 years in a federal penitentiary. Stick close to your lawyer.
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It is not certain that the times he was caught and returned were deportations. If they were not, he may not be subject to a permanent bar. If he was deported, and returned illegally to the U.S., he is barred.
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He will have to stay ourside of US for 10 years before anything can start happening in his case.
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