Maybe I am misunderstanding something, but you can't have a green card (expired or not) and be on a student visa?
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If you have a green card, why are you on a student visa?
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If you have a LPR status, it does not expire. ONly the car does. You are an LPR and have been since the day you got it first.
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As my colleagues have noted, if you are a permanent resident, you would not need a student visa. If you lost your status due to abandonment, just applying for a replacement card does NOT mean you actually have the status.
There are significant risks associated with your situation. Talk to an immigration lawyer about your situation immediately to avoid the possibility that you may be inappropriately claiming that status and especially before you travel outside the US.
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