So back in 2010 I was convicted of an aggravated felony. I completed my prison sentence and I am now on probation (not parole, probation). I am Canadian. I moved to the USA when I was 5 and moved back to Canada when I was 16. My parents and my siblings and I were all permanent residents with a green card. It was withdrawn once we moved back to our home country, however my dad kept his since he still works in the states..
So in 2010 after my prison sentence was complete, I was deported back to Canada. I grew up in the United States, and my sister still lives there with her baby and husband, all my friends live there, etc. I have been told by my public defender that I can apply after 7 years to get my felony expunged if I've done everything according to probation (which I have). It is a condition of my probation that I do not return to the United States, so I would need to wait once my probation is done to even attempt to return. I want to know, is it possible that I could return? My parents moved back to the United States and have their green cards reinstated. My father was living in the states with a green card while I was incarcerated, before then, and after then. I don't know if that has any standing on my situation so I wanted to mention it just in case.
Basically I was wondering is there ANY way at aoo for me to return to the country where I grew up? I am an ordained minister in the united states and my friends want me to marry them....I also have a fiance there and we want to get married and have children together. Once we get married in Canada and we have a child, will it in any way change my chances to go back to the USA? I was also wondering if I could appeal for a withheld judgement since I've never had one and I've been excellent during my probation, even during my incarceration?
I called a hotline and they told me that it wouldn't be worth it, that I would need to pay around $2,000 just to send in the paperwork and that aggravated felonies are not always pardoned. Even if it's in 10, 20 years, could I ask to be allowed back in the states when I have no criminal record anywhere else and I've been excellent? Is there any way at ALL? Thank you in advance!