You put the right information on the I-130. Withdrawal of request for admission is NOT "immigration proceedings ", which is the polite way of describing deportation or removal proceedings in immigration court.
I don't think wife will face problems at the consulate due to that past withdrawal. It is not a bar to readmission as the spouse of a US citizen.
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The concern is whether she was summarily excluded from United States. Also, whether this would be the equivalent of proceedings. It is true that she may have an alien number. If she does, included.
If you have concerns, then play it safe. Present and write out what she has and don't answer yes or no just write "see attached."
If you have any further questions, schedule an appointment or teleconference with a competent and experienced immigration attorney. Good luck.
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No, withdrawing an application for admission is not removal proceedings. It sounds like he is subject to inadmissibility for illegal reentry, which requires 10 years outside of the U.S.
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