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"
And the other question was ..."-has your relative ever been under immigration proceedings, where and when"
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.
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he was deported because he over stayed, and he's visa expired... in other words he was an illegal immigrant. ( is that a criminal act).
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