If my wife was ordered deported in a court hearing in Los Angeles in the year 2000, that she did not appeared, does that means that she has a 10 year penalty ? if that is true, that happened 13 years ago, does this mean that she is cleared now ? she left this country 5 years ago voluntary, so the deportation 10 year starts at the day a judge ordered it ? or starts at the day she left the country ? We applied for her green card via my oldest daughter and we are hoping that this can still apply and she can get her green card now, she is in Brazil with our 2 american citizen children, for 6 years and we are struggling to keep up with the expenses, the separation of our family and we need help, help us fix this please, the pain is now immense as i had bad advice all around, thanks a lot.