We wouldd like to know the steps that we could take for him to live here permanently through green card, adjustment of status or a temporary work permit. What route is the fastest?
It does not seem that any of those are an option based on the facts you've provided. If you can become a citizen, you could sponsor your husband for a green card. However, the fact he is here on a visitor visa while married to you is an issue that needs to be addressed. Speak with an immigration lawyer in your area if this is something you really want to accomplish.
You can file an immigrant petition, but the priority date is not current so he cannot adjust status at this time in the F2A category.
There are also issues of intent at the time of entry, and the ability to extend visitor status based on the filing of an immigrant petition, as well as benefits of petitioning for a spouse as a U.S. citizen. Consult with an immigration attorney.
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