I'm a permanent green card holder who had been being in the removal process in 2016 due to a prior conviction. However, then the presiding immigration judge terminated my case without prejudice. I was released afterward, but ICE did not give me back my green card (valid till 2025). Now I plan to travel and would like to apply for another copy of my green card, but I'm so worried that somehow by submitting an I-485 I may trigger the deportation process again. Please let me know what I should do to get back my green card. Thank you.
You should consult with an experienced attorney. Ordinarily, you would file form I-90 to get a replacement green card. But not knowing what exactly was in the immigration judge's order terminating your case, I cannot recommend that course of action. An experienced immigration attorney could tell you your status and whether you are free to seek a replacement card. Since ICE took your green card, ask your attorney whether you might be eligible for a fee waiver. To find a lawyer, select the "Find a lawyer" link at the top of the page. If money is a concern for you, you can filter the results by lawyers who offer free consultations
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You should engage an experienced immigration attorney to review the order issued by the immigration judge and to contact ICE to inquire about your resident card. Good luck to you,
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