When I first went to the USA it was before fingerprinting, so I was not fingerprinted. I overstayed for 10 months. I came home and then went back to the US and got back in, and this time I was fingerprinted. I overstayed for 3 and a half years. When I left the US, I had a new passport, as if I'd lost my passport in the States.
I'm attempting to go back now for a visit. It has been 10 years since I left the States (my 10-year ban would be over). I'm told I have to apply for a non-immigrant visa, but the chances of getting approval are slim, due to the fact that I have overstayed my welcome on 2 occasions.
I'm from Northern Ireland. I can have two passports: a UK passport or an Irish passport. If I change my passport and attempt to enter, would I be denied? I honestly have no intentions of overstaying again, but I’d love to go back and see some old friends.