I came to US on J1 visa for a Work and Travel program, which I have overstayed for 5 years. I know that there is a 10 year ban imposed on me. So after living there illegally for 5 years, i went to my embassy and applied for a new passport, bought a plain ticket and left the country on my own. It has passed almost 2 years since than, and I would really love to go back for visit to see my friends. So I have recently applied for ESTA, and I was approved to travel to US. I understand, that ESTA doesn't grant me the entry into the country and I have to go through the customer.
Is there any chance they will let me back into the country? Was anybody in the same situation before?