Q: I am a citizen and my husband is from mexico hes been here since 2007 can I ask for a petition for him ?
Hes been here since 2007 but went back to mexico for 7 months in 2009 for family emergency hes back now will that be a problem ?
A: Unfortunately yes. With your husband having lived in the U.S. illegally for more than a year when he left to tend to seriously ill family in Mexico for 7 months, he violated Section 212(a)(9)(C)(i), which means that he has a permanent bar from being able to even ask permission to obtain a waiver of his inadmissible status, unless he waits 10 years outside the U.S. He does, however, have the option of asking for an extraordinary relief from USCIS called, 'nunc pro tunc' relief, where you waive the effect of the act of his recrossing the border, based on a severe hardship on your part.
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