Well, we decided to start checking out our options for Miguel's visa.
First of all, a little background.
Miguel first tried to enter the US in Feb 2005, he was caught by CBP a few hours after crossing the river 3 times!! Each time the officer took fingerprints, photo and told him he was just signing a permission to be sent back across the border. After the 3 times, he went back home. He tried again a year later in Feb 2006, this time, he crossed. We met in March 2007 and you know the rest.
So, he attempted to enter 3 times was caught by Border Patrol all 3 times, never advised about any bar, just signed a permission to be returned to Mexico. Entered again, stayed for 5 years, and returned to Mexico.
On Friday, I read about the CR1/ IR1 and after investigating it, it sounded like the best choice. So, I contacted a few attorneys and registered on Visa Journey I posted a question about our situation, they recommended me to Immigrate2us.net I then posted on there, only to be told that, Miguel more than likely has the 10 year bar and not eligible for the waiver.
I am waiting on the attorney to respond but, am getting stressed. I have went from being told, you can get the visa within a year to no he will have to wait out the 10 years, and back and forth all weekend!!
At this moment, I do not know what is going on, I am planning on doing an FOAI request which, is a request for Miguel's records with Border Patrol but, don't know if I need to use our American address or our Mexican address. Plus, I don't know if there is a possibility that this request can hurt our case in any way.
Any advice from anybody who has been through this is greatly needed and appreciated! Thanks in advance!!!