Hello Karen. I see that you have seen my response and haven't replied. Not sure why. Anyway, unfortunately, an aggravated felony is a permanent bar to any U.S. immigration benefit, so she mainly has the following options:
1) Get a full and unconditional governor's or U.S. Presidential pardon.
2) Hire a VERY good criminal attorney to look into the possibility of reopening her 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 she would need an agreement from the prosecutor not to prosecute her 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 her called a Private Bill.
These options essentially would eliminate the conviction so that Immigration cannot use it against her to deport her. Unfortunately, sealing or expunging the conviction does not work.
4) IF she became a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident while inside the U.S. AND she has a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident spouse or son or daughter that would suffer EXTREME HARDSHIP if she is deported, then she MIGHT stand a chance to not be deported and get Residency again.
I am truly sorry, but she has a tough battle ahead of her. So her fight must be in the criminal field, not the immigration field, at least for the moment.
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