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  • EAD and Asylum

    I had applied for Asylum, I didn't get an interview, so I applied for EAD. My lawyer somehow miscalculated they days. I was supposed to apply for EAD in 180 days but USCIS received my request in 179 days and rejected my application. My clock was a...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    The wait-time for Asylum-based EADs is 150 days, not 180. So, I'm confused...?

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  • Interview Pending for Asylum

    I applied for Asylum in December and it has been 8 months that I have not heard from them. I gave my fingerprints, but they haven't asked me for interview. Shall I be worried? Is there anything that can expedite the process? Can I do anything?

    Jennifer’s Answer

    There's a pretty big delay with the Arlington Asylum Office. Regarding your work permit, you'll have to reapply.

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  • Ead application with pendling asylum case which documentation do I need.

    Hello My asylum case is still pending and no decision was made and its over 180 days now.my question is which documents do I need to provide I'm a pending asylum case c8.I had the photo and fingerprint appointement already so my question is no...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Please also see the answers to your other posted question.

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  • Naturalization Vs DIU charges

    I recently had my naturalization interview which I passed, but the IO told me that he could not make a decision on my case at the time. Because I had a DUI case that had happened within the past 3 years. I had disclosed the DUI case and its final ...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Yes, the Baltimore field office takes DUIs very seriously, even if you complied with all requirements of your sentence.

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  • What exactly is a priority?

    Recently my company has agreed to file for my Green card, so it struck my curiosity in understanding the term "Priority Date". What exactly does it mean? How does it work? For example, the latest date for Eb3 is 1 April 2011. Does that me...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    The dates on the Visa Bulletin are supposed to progress each month - in a perfect world - but sometimes they retrogress by months or even years.

    In your example, those who filed their Perm on or before 4/1/11, are able to move forward with the green card/immigrant visa processing if their Perm and I-140 have been approved.

    It's confusing, I know.

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  • If a person is caught with fake passport in Kuwait Airport , what is the legal action against him as per the immigration law ?

    If person is going to somewhere else and caught with fake passport in Kuwait airport ?

    Jennifer’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues - you'd need to speak to someone well-versed in Kuwaiti law.

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  • Is amendment for i693 required?

    My Civil Surgeon messed up my i693 form which was submitted due to RFE. He basically messed up the TST applied and TST read dates. Should I be proactive and resend a new i693 form as a correction to the old one I submitted. Will doing any such thi...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Yes, an amendment and explanation by the doctor should be sufficient.

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  • How do I schedule a court date with Immigration court? Can I keep my case in NJ? Or do I have to transfer it to my currnt state?

    I moved from NJ and updated my address. The closest immigration court is 4 hours away from my home. However, NJ still has my case. I want to keep it in NJ. I currently don't have a court date. I-130 is approved. I know that the judge has jurisdict...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Whether you can keep your case in NJ will depend on the particular judge, as some will automatically transfer your case to Arlington since you now live in VA Beach. Termination of the case is possible in Arlington, as that particular court is backlogged.

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  • Son of a Diplomat: Is it possible to obtain a Green Card?

    To Whom It May Concern, I enter this country nine years ago as a dependent of an A1 Visa (my stepfather used to work for the Government) After he returned to the US my father came to this country and I become a dependent of a G1 Visa. I c...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Perhaps. Are you married to a U.S. Citizen?

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  • They held my Green Card at Washington Dulles airport on 15 July 2014,do I have a chance to get it back from the court

    My name Bashir Sharabi holding Iraqi passport and my age is 63 years and i have green card since 30 years, the immigration held my Green Card at Washington DC Dulles airport as i was out side USA for 8 months, although I contacted the USA embassy...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Yes, you have a chance, but you have to prove that you did not "abandon" your green card status.

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