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ANSWER: Honestly, I don't think you have a very good chance at all. Permanent resident status is abandoned, by operation of law (automatically) if a person departs the US for 1 year or more, without permission. The reissuance of it was an oversight on the part of the USCIS or Department of State. I'm not even sure how you got back into the US after that long of a departure. But I would never say just give up. You never know. And they may allow you to voluntarily depart without a removal order anyway.
I can't give odds vs. risks. The only thing I can say is what the law says, and that is you abandoned your permanent resident status. How a court decides the result is completely up to its discretion.
I know this can be confusing. If you want a 30 minute phone call to discuss this or anything else, let me know. I can send you an offer for that.
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I'm stepping away for now. If you have additional questions, please post them and await my responses either later tonight, or tomorrow.
Finally, if you have new immigration questions in the future, write “FOR JAMES" in the question and I will be your personal Expert in this category.