Last year, my father got his green card through his employer, and my mother and I got our green cards as his dependents. A couple of months after we got our green cards, my parents separated, and my father went back to his home country. He has come back only a couple of times since then for very brief trips. If they take away his green card, will it impact our green cards, since we were his dependents?


Normally, abandonment of one’s green card would not impact the validity of the family members’ green cards. In general, this applies, even if the person who abandons his green card was the principal applicant. (03.Aug.2023)

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