My name is Ely. I am a US-based expert. Because you have a conviction on your record which makes you ineligible for a greencard under 212(a)(A)(i)(I)
, what someone in your situation wants to do is to file an I-601 waiver request along with your greencard application (or before). The I-601 application is a waiver request for inadmissibility. You can find it here
If granted, then your greencard application will also be processed. The I-601 is granted at the discretion of USCIS
(the US immigration authority), and, on a case by case basis. There are no public statistics for percent of approved requests - it really is at their discretion. Unfortunately, I am afraid that this may be the only option you have available.
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