In theory, yes. In practice, however, obtaining a "visitor's visa" when LPR wife has already filed an immigrant petition on one's behalf will inevitably minimize the chances for a "visitor's" visa to be approved. It is already bad enough that the individual in question has to disclose on the DS-160 application form to have an LPR wife living in the US, as well as USC child or step-child.
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He can try. But, the I-130 you filed will probably block him from getting the visa.
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It seems like you are saying the I-130 has NOT YET been filed, correct? Assuming that's true, the next question, does he already have a B-1/B-2 visa? If so, then chances are higher that he would be able to visit in the US because he would just have to go through the CBP inspection, which may or may not involve questions about family in the US, etc. If he doesn't have the visa yet, then he has to first jump the hurdle of getting the visa in the first place, during which process the LPR wife would need to be disclosed because the question is on the visa application and he can't lie about it. And as the lawyers above said, if he has a LPR wife, he has a much greater chance of being viewed as an "intending immigrant" and thus not eligible for the visa (even though he doesn't have the I-130 filed for him yet).
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Your spouse may be eligible to visit as a tourist; however, his application will be looked at closely to determine if he has an intent to overstay the visa. If he has significant ties to the home country, like a job, home, relatives, etc., and truly intends to visit and return to the home country, he may succeed in obtaining a tourist visa. However, with such close ties to the USA, and the possibility of qualifying for adjustment of status with a lawful entry, the consulate may not approve his tourist visa application. An attorney can prepare him for his consulate interview with evidence to highlight his close ties to the home country and your status as a resident (meaning he is not an immediate relative and would have a waiting period for his I-130 approval), and thereby increase his chances of success.
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