Your husband's options will be clearer after a detailed review of his entire immigration history, and history of any criminal convictions or other negative interactions with law enforcement. Depending on all of the details, if you are a U.S. Citizen and you marry him, he might be eligible to apply for a waiver of inadmissibility. If he is granted the waiver, then he could enter the United States without needing to wait 10 years. In order to determine whether he could ask for the waiver, you need to meet with an immigration attorney.
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If you and your fiancé marry, he MAY qualify for a waiver, depending on his immigration and criminal history.
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The attorney you spoke to is correct. As things currently stand there will be 10 year bar to reentry.
However, once you are married he might be able to qualify for a waiver. An attorney would need to conduct an in-depth review to determine if that is the case.