Will he ever be able to come back to the Unites States after being deported because of marijuana? 8 Answers as of September 13, 2012

My friend was deported because he crossed marijuana to the United States. He was not sentenced to jail but he was deported. Now he is about to marry a US citizen.

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Coane and Associates
Coane and Associates | Bruce Coane
It is certainly possible, yes.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 9/13/2012
Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, A PC
Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, A PC | Brian David Lerner
That will depend. If there was no conviction and no admission then it would certainly be possible.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/13/2012
World Esquire Law Firm
World Esquire Law Firm | Aime Katambwe
This is a case that needs to be evaluated by an attorney dedicated to it. There is no way to answer it without knowing the specifics of the matter and more information, all of which are not well-suited for this forum.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/12/2012
Gilliard-Husser, PA | Tonisha Gilliard-Husser
It depends on the amount of marijuana he had in his possession. He may be eligible for a waiver. Check to see if he was indeed convicted of a crime and request the certified disposition for the attorney to review before filing any paperwork with immigration.
Answer Applies to: South Carolina
Replied: 9/12/2012
Joseph Law Firm
Joseph Law Firm | Jeff Joseph
All drug crimes make a person permanently inadmissible to the United States. There is a pardon available for one time simple possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana for one's own use. If that was the offense, he can still immigrate but will need a waiver of the offense. He should consult with an immigration attorney before applying to assess the case and assist him with this matter.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 9/11/2012
    Law Office of Bijal Jani | Bijal Jani
    The grounds for the deportation are important to determine whether if and when he may be able to come back to the USA. You should review the particulars of the case with an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal
    Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal | Alexander Segal
    I would need more specific information about his conviction. However, it is very difficult to bring someone back to the U.S. who has been deported due to a criminal record.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Immigration Law Offices of Misiti Global, PLLC.
    Immigration Law Offices of Misiti Global, PLLC. | Nicklaus Misiti
    Your friend will need an attorney. If he was caught trafficking a controlled substance he could face a lifetime bar. He needs an attorney to determine what exactly happened and to chart the appropriate course.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/11/2012
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