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If your husband was deported (instead of other ways in which a person is denied entry) and then caught on re-entry within the time period in which he should have been out of the US, then he is subject to ten years in federal prison and is very lucky that they did not pursue this. My understanding is that, if this indeed is what occurred, then he is permanently ineligible for a green card in the US. I recommend that you seek a consultation with a competent immigration attorney to verify this.
Answer Applies to: California