My client was married and got his condt=itional (1st) green card some years ago. He since got divorced and never filed anything with USCIS after that. Remember that you are supposed to file a I-751 Removal of Conditions after 2 years of marriage. Well, because he never filed that, here's what happened:
When he remarried and filed for a green card through his second wife, they DENIED him. But wait, it gets worse. They then wrote in the denial letter that "because he didn't file his I-751, now, only the Immigration JUDGE can remove his conditions!". You know what that means? That means that he must be REMOVAL proceedings ( deportation) just to get the chance to reapply for a green card. But here's the kicker. He can only go in front of the Immigration Judge if USCIS gives him a Notice of Appearance. And since they are refusing to do that ( the officers are told not to give the Notice of Appearance in these cases), the client is left without any remedy.
At this point we have to somehow get him in Removal Proceedings which is dangerous, expensive and very time consuming. I will be creative and use all my resources to see how best to help my client. But be forewarned ! This is what happens if you DON'T FILE YOUR REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS even if you get divorced.