Answered on Aug 17th, 2012 at 9:16 PM
As a person convicted of an aggravated felony, you are permanently barred from re-entry after removal and can be imprisoned for up to 20 years if you try to re-enter without permission. You did not acquire U.S. citizenship through your father's naturalization because you were not in his physical custody. Whether the government should have speed up processing of your mother's naturalization application could have been argued at the time of your removal proceedings and, in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (i.e. in New York), the argument could have been won. But you say that the Immigration Judge ruled against you on this issue; if you did not appeal then, you cannot raise this issue now. Even if your inability to live in the U.S. causes hardship to your mother and/or you wife (if you marry your girlfriend) does not change the result: your aggravated felony conviction sets an absolute bar to your re-entry into the U.S. Your conviction might be challenged under certain circumstances; but it should be discussed in detail between you and your attorney.