I'm 20 years old and I was deported from the U.S. a couple of years ago for living and studying in the country for a year without the appropriate permissions (I just had a tourist visa). I went to Mexico to visit my family over Spring Break, and when I tried to come back to the U.S., one of the officials deported me. I still remember his words: "He speaks better English than me, and I'm white!" He was clearly mad about this and about the fact that I had been using taxpayers' money to study (I was going to a Community College); however, I was paying the out-of-state tuition, all of it paid for by my parents in Mexico. No taxpayers' money was used.
He gave me a five-year ban, which other officers said was unfair. One of them even tried to talk him out of it. He also deported my dad for paying for my tuition, but he didn't give him a ban period.
I could not regret doing that any more than I already do. I know that it was a stupid mistake and something I shouldn't have done.
So, my questions are:
-Is there any way that I can ask for a pardon, or at least for a reduction of the ban period? There are many ways that I can prove that I'll come back to Mexico if I'm given a visa, and that I never used taxpayers' money while I was living in Texas.
-If so, how would I go about doing that? Who would I contat?
-Do you think that my case has a good chance to succeed?
My dad already tried to obtain a visa, but he was denied. We're thinking that he might need to ask for a pardon anyway, even though he was not given a ban period or any documents. They did give me some documents where it says that I cannot reenter the U.S. for five years (I have not even tried to reenter after that).
Any sort of help or advice will be immensely appreciated. I do look forward to any replies.
Thanks a lot in advance.