their Green card is valid until 2019 but we were told by friends that they want be able to re inter the US because they will be considered as they have abandon their green card, is there any truth to that? and if yes what is the best way to get them back to the US. my parents are in their late 60's and they have many medical issues
Yes, based on your fact they have lost their green cards. Unless, you had a recently permit for them which is still valid. They will be sent to secondary upon arrival and they will get their cards at the boarder.
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They have almost certainly abandoned their residence, unless perhaps medical incapacity prevented them from returning. If you are a citizen you can immediately file a new petition for them.
They will not be able to get back to the US without a problem. As my colleagues note, they have likely abandoned their permanent resident status having left the US and remained abroad for several years unless they have a valid re-entry permit or the reasons they did not return sooner was beyond their control. They ultimately would be allowed to enter the US but likely will be placed into removal proceedings. If you are a US citizen, you can file a new alien relative petition for them so they can regain their permanent resident status. The process would take some time and of course involve some costs, but it may be the best approach depending on the circumstances. Meet with an immigration attorney for guidance.
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