I entered the U.S. as a minor (16 years old) in 1989 and went to high school and college in the U.S. After graduation I decided to regularize my situation, so I returned to Mexico in 2005 and applied there for a visa. I was, instead, impossed a bar of 10 years (until 2015) in order to be re-considered.
In the meanwhile I have lived in Germany with my wife and children (my wife has never been in the U.S illegally). Since then I also acquired German citizenship. My two children (3 years old and 6 months, respectively) have German citizenship. So, all of us are German citizens.
We want to homeschool our children, but in Germany that is not allowed. Due to the present violence in Mexico, moving to Mexico for this purpose is not a choice for us. My question is twofold: Can I re-apply for a waiver? While at the U.S. consulate I was denied that because they thought I intended to stay in the U.S. That was not my intention at that time. All I wanted to do was attend a professional conference about librarianship. At that time the idea of homeschooling our children was not in our minds. Basically I just want to gain access to the U.S. A lot of the conferences about librarianship I would like to attend take place in the U.S. Is political assylum a possibility for us as Germans? I know of a recent case where a German family was granted assylum. I work for a U.S company as an independent contractor and continue to pay taxes to the IRS even after I left the country. As a librarian, the NAFTA allows for professionals to immigrate in case the are hired by a U.S. employee, but again the 10 year bar prevents me from any options I have.