Can I still get a greencard if I sign vulantary deporture? 5 Answers as of July 04, 2013I just recently sign vulantary deporture in may 26 2011 is still a chance of getting a greencard. My record is clean maybe two traffic tickets that I got, but I entered the U.S illegaly in 1990. What can we do in this case?
Christian Schmidt, Attorney at Law | Christian Schmidt
It is too late to reopen the matter and apply for adjustment. You must make sure to leave within the period of time the judge gave you to depart. By leaving on time you avoid a bar for being deported but you may be barred for having stayed illegally in the U.S. for too long. You should consult with a lawyer to determine potential bars and waivers.
Answer Applies to: California
Kevin Bluitt, Attorney at Law | Kevin Bluitt
Generally, voluntary departure is granted for a period not exceeding 120 days. The Immigration Court should have provided you with a date certain by which you must depart. Keep in mind that serious consequences result, if you fail to depart the United States. First and foremost, your voluntary departure order becomes a final order of removal. In addition, you may be subject to a monetary fine of up to $5,000, and further subject to a 10-year bar from returning to United States. Moreover, several forms of relief including adjustment of status, cancellation of removal are no longer available. This is a very complicated area of immigration law and I suggest you make an appointment with an immigration attorney as soon as possible to carefully review the facts of you case.
Answer Applies to: Florida