• Originating country: Hungary.
• I-94 obtained with initial US entry in later nineties.
• No deportation just left the US sometime in 2007.
Stay beyond the I-94 entry date was at least 8 years. The overstay was due to a well-known shyster lawyer who kept dragging out what he was doing to supposedly permit proper immigration, said the overstay was not an issue, etc. By the time this was realized, it was well into an overstay.
The primary concern is that, in 2013, while living legally in Canada, for some reason Canadian authorities, when he was only updating/confirming his Canadian status in Niagara Falls ON, had him go over to US Immigration in Niagara Falls. There, US Immigration suggested he file an appeal due to their awareness of the shyster lawyer, but he was not admitted to the US (nor was he trying to enter). The suggested appeal was never filed, but anyway, the question being asked in this post is if that interaction with US Immigration somehow re-sets the 10 years. I personally do not think so, but that is why I am trying to find some OFFICIAL source that can identify/verify the actual date the 10 years would be over.
Obviously the US Government has data on this, just where does one get a simple question like a date confirmed?
Knowing the date the US has on file would permit plans to be made, etc.
Would going to the US Embassy in Budapest be of any use?
The hesitancy in even just asking at the Embassy is his fear that somehow that would create added issues.
Also, one does not want to spend money traveling to the US (e.g. next year, 2017) to then get denied entry, especially if the only issue is this 10 year period.