we have been together since 2001 and he was giving volunteer departure in 2009 he just came back but our relationship did not make it after being 3 years apart.
Tell him to have an eye to eye with an immigration attorney. it will be in his best interest.
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The divorce by itself is not a reason to revoke the legal resident status. That said, USCIS might want to make sure that yours was a good faith marriage and not a marriage entered into just so he could get a green card. He needs to be prepared to explain what happened to your marriage and to prove that it was a good faith marriage. I would advise talking to an immigration attorney to help him be prepared if the needs arises.
If his card its a two year conditional resident card, then he'll need to file to have those conditions removed prior the card's expiration. A divorce will factor into the USCIS decision whether or not they'll grant the petition to remove conditions.
Depends on the length of the marriage, whether he has the permanent card or the conditional card, and whether he can prove he entered into the marriage in good faith.
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