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Were you a permanent resident?
What do you mean a "paper felony"?
BOTH felonies? This is not looking good. You have to understand how the U.S. would look at this. If you invited a guest into your house and that guest started causing problems and you gave them ONE chance but they kept causing more and more problems and caused a danger to your family, you would not let them back into your house, I don't think.
Anyway, were BOTH felonies different issues? One you received a sentence of 1 and a half years and the other you received a sentence of 60 days?
1) Get a full and unconditional governor's or U.S. Presidential pardon for each crime.
2) Hire a VERY good criminal attorney to look into the possibility of reopening your criminal case because something was done incorrectly at the criminal level. If the case can be reopened, then the conviction needs to be vacated (set aside) and then you would need an agreement from the prosecutor not to prosecute you again (which they can do). You can try looking for an attorney at www.ailalawyer.com.
3) Convince the majority of the U.S. Congress to change the law or to make a law of special application only for you called a Private Bill.
These options essentially would eliminate the conviction so that Immigration cannot use it against you to keep you out. Unfortunately, sealing or expunging the conviction does not work.
You could try to come back for a visit, but for that you would have to apply for a B-2 tourist visa and a waiver. The B-2 visa can be found here:
And as I said, you would also need a 212(d)(3) waiver which is done on form I-192 which can be found at www.uscis.gov/forms. You can find more information here:
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