QUESTION: Thank you but this is how it is stated on the form....-"Have you been arrested, imprisoned for breaking or violating any law or ordinance in or outside the US"
ANSWER: Sorry for the confusion. I was not aware you were referring to a criminal record or criminal history, since your question didn't ask about criminal histories. You asked about deportation
from Japan. What you are referring to here is not about deportation from other countries, but about criminal histories.
Now if the deportation from Japan was related to a criminal issue, then he needs to provide this information about the criminal offenses. I had no indication that this was the case. If he answered no to this question and he has a criminal history, he needs to withdraw the application and refile it with the correct information.
QUESTION: And the other question was ..."-has your relative ever been under immigration proceedings, where and when"
ANSWER: This question refers to US immigration proceedings, not Japan. The questions on US immigration forms seek information about to US immigration history, unless otherwise requested or stated. So where the criminal questions above ask for information related to issues "outside the US," this second question you refer to does not, and therefore it is only seeking US immigration related information.
I'm sorry if that was not clear the first time. Please remember that I am an US immigration attorney. I am very familiar with the forms and what the questions refer to. I've petitioned and applied on behalf of hundreds of clients, and thus know very well what information these documents seek.
I hope I have answered your questions. Keep in mind that I only get credit for my work if you rate me positively. If you're satisfied with my answer and my professionalism - not the outcome or the state of the law which I cannot control - please select a top-three rating. Again, if you feel the need to use "poor service" or "bad service," please ask follow-up questions instead, so that I can try to help you further. Remember that the bottom two negative ratings are used for Experts or professionals who are rude and/or bad at their job, and I'm confident you'll find me to be professional and truthful with you.
A bonus is appreciated, if you feel I've earned it.
If you want me to answer questions in the future, you can write "FOR LONGHORN" at the beginning of your question, or go directly to my question page here: Ask Longhorn Lawyer