Originally Posted by superkruz
It is unfortunate how the law can have unintended results. I cannot imagine that it was the intention of lawmakers to stop people like OP and his wife getting visas.
Then I think that you misunderstand the fundamental intent of US immigration law...
It certainly was the intention of US lawmakers to keep out absolutely everyone except for those that met certain specific requirements.
Anyway it is likely that the OP's wife can
get a visa - in fact she already has one - the discussion on this thread is about whether a particular incident in her past should have been disclosed and whether or not it is likely to be a problem.