I'm in the process of completing the DS-160 form for the purpose of obtaining the business visa and I'm a bit confused about how to properly answer the question "Have you ever been the subject of a removal or deportation hearing?"
I have a previous immigration history from 1995 to 2005
B2-->Political Asylum Process --> DV Lottery Greencard
in 2005 I moved outside the USA and subsequently lost the greencard (I-407 executed)
My affirmative political asylum case (1997 to 1999) has gone to the judicial review, I did have a master hearing but never got a chance to attend the individual hearing as I requested my case be closed (granted, case closed) to allow me to proceed with the DV Lottery based adjustment of status application (granted,got the GC) as, obviuosly it was much more a quicker path to the GC than waiting for the political asylum case to go through.
The question is : was my political asylum case considered "a removal or deportation hearing"? Was the master hearing I had at the Executive Office for Immigration Review (aka immigration court) considered a "a removal or deportation hearing"?
Mind, the political asylum case was never denied.
What do you think, experts?
Thank you in advance