Delray Beach, FL asked in Immigration Law for Florida

Q: If I self deport, move to another country where I can get citizenship such as Japan or Portugal. Could I come back?

I’m able to get a Portuguese passport could it be possible to self deport get my Portuguese citizenship and come back once a while to visit family and friends? Or would there be a problem since I had show illegal entry to the states before. I would like to add I was brought to the states when I was 2 years old and I am currently 20.

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Linda Liang
Linda Liang
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Voluntary departure won't change the fact there was overstayed or authorized stay that triggered immigration bar. But depending on your circumstances, there could be waiver available to you. You should definitely consult with an experienced attorney.

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Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You began to accrue unlawful status when you turned 18. If you leave the USA you may have a 3 to 10 year ban on returning. Have you applied for DACA?

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