Ive been in the US since 1968. never left. I came on a tourist visa. Married and divorced three times and I have three children born here. However, I never aplied for lega status, because I've been convicted three times for felony drug offenses.
You may have a prima facia qualification to be grandfathered in however the three drug convictions may cause your application to be denied and trigger removal proceedings.
I strongly suggest you have an experienced immigration attorney also experienced in criminal defense review your entire case to determine if you have any liklihood of adjustment and avoid deportation.
Your felony drug convictions disqualify you for legalization. Unless, they are vacated, you will never become a US r esident. Yopu need to see a criminal lawyer.
You may qualify to file for "Registry," but this will depend upon when the offenses were committed and whether you somehow qualify for a rehabilitation waiver, among other issues.
I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent and experienced immigration attorney, who can take the time to research and evaluate your situation.
This is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.
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