I have been reading that there is a new Reuniting Family Act being worked up and I also now that its not for sure yet. Does anyone know if it will help out someone who was deported?
My situation is, I entered the States from mexico on a family visa when I was 4. Stay there until i was 22. My family wasnt able to fix our immigrations status and we missed an appointment in court and got an order of deportation in 2000. My family left, and I stayed behind to finish high school. Our lawyer told us that being Married and having children would put us out of the case and it would be an individual case. But when i Tried to apply i was told i had to reopen the case and dont understand why. And he was asking for $17,000. Dont have that kind of money for something not guarantied.
I was deported in Sept. 2006, got married in March of '07 to my girlfriend, we have been together now for 7 years, Married for 2 and are able to prove its a legitimate marriage. She got pregnant and i tried to go back and got caught in Aug. of '07. got a 20 year ban. I dont have a criminal record, not an outstanding ticket, Paid taxes on my own legit SSN i was given by immigration. Sorry if i lost you with the information jumping around, just giving basic info, if more needed i can give it.
So my question is the Reuniting Families Act that is being put together, does that in any way apply to families with someone who has been deported? Like i said i have no criminal record. but i really need to be with my family, its taking a toll on my wife who is in school right now. Please does anyone know anything more about this Act? please, I know it would be wiser to ask an attorney but peso to dollar ratio is a problem. Thanks for your time.