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ANSWER: Yes, I have had experience with a denial such as this. The law clearly states that a person who leaves the US for 6 months or more on any single trip is presumed to have broken continuous residence.
They can rebut the presumption by showing they did not intend to abandon permanent resident status. The goal is to provide evidence of strong ties to the US to support the rebuttal: strong family ties, property ties, employment ties, educational ties, bank accounts, tax returns, etc.
As far as whether the daughter, alone, being enough, there is no way for me to know. The determination of strong ties that would rebut the presumption is discretionary. That means it is subjective on the part of the officer. So the more evidence to show, the higher the likelihood that the officer will find in her favor.
The only way to get past this now is to file a motion with new evidence showing her strong ties to the US while she was away.
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