Drug Offenses – Waivers? Or Pardons?

An immigrant who has been convicted of  selling or possession of a controlled substance, such as cocaine, heroin, or more than 30 grams of marijuana who has admitted having committed this crime, is deportable and/or excludable from the U.S.   This deportation or exclusion precludes any exception even if the drug offender has a U.S. citizen spouse, U.S. citizen parent, or U.S. citizen child.  This harsh sanction allows no exemption in spite of the  offender’s immediate family who would suffer irremediable hardship as a result.

The only exception under the law for