"Proceedings" means Immigration Court (also known as the Executive Office for Immigration Review.)
If those terms don't sound familiar, then she probably had NOT been in proceedings before.
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Prior counsel is correct. Proceedings mean having to go to immigration court. With that said, if she has ever had an alien registration number, you may want to call 1-800-898-7180 and confirm that she didn't miss a court hearing.
the answer is no, since she has never been in deportation, exclusion or removal proceedings.
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I agree with my colleagues. Your also need to explain her past immigration history in a sheet of paper and submit it to USCIS with the rest of the supporting documents/application forms.
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To answer, it may take a little while longer to determine, but you can file a G639 Freedom of Information Act request to get a copy of her entire file with a form G 639. See the link
I suggest, as my colleagues have, that if you have previous applications - seek an attorney before filing anything else.
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