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Good Morning, I have a relative that had a green card and later got it taken away due to a drug offense and was subsequently deported. He has been outside the US for 10 years now. His mother, a US citizen, would like to petition for him. Besides going through the normal process, is he going to need a "Perdon" in the future for his criminal offense? In your experience, do people with prior criminal records get approved such as this one? Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Almost all drug offenses are permanent bars to getting Residency. If it was ONLY simple possession of marijuana and that being less than 30 grams, then a perdon exists. Anything else, and there is no waiver. If it was a trafficking offense, then they do not even need a conviction to keep him out, only a reason to believe that he was involved in or benefiting from trafficking.

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