Your basic question is whether it is possible to complete the U Visa process from within the United States. Yes, it Is possible to complete the U Visa process from within the United States. Some people complete the process in the US, and some people complete it abroad. However, at this point in your personal case, you have gotten into a complicated area and it is time to consult an attorney. As others have stated, you need a lawyer to assist you with your personal case as you move forward...
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Your immigration options, including removal defense, are generally better when you have certain relatives who are US Citizens. Your bona fide relationship with the relatives is important. You may have other options if you have been a victim of certain kinds of crimes. Immigration consequences of criminal convictions is a complicated practice area. You should consult a local attorney who understands this area to help you with your removal defense.
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I have had very strong applications that had to wait to get an answer. I have had very strong applications that were told the application would be recommended for approval. If there is an issue with an application, the applicant will usually get a Request For Evidence or a Notice of Intent to Deny directly after the interview or in the mail after the interview.
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From an immigration standpoint, as long as you change your address properly with immigration, you can move freely in the US. I cannot answer a question about tenants rights in California, but you could try explaining the situation a bit more to the apartment manager and see if they will make an exception for you.
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Yes, it is usually about 2-6 weeks, and then shortly after you should get another notice with an appointment to get your biometrics taken.
You can make an infopass appointment and ask about it, and you might get more information. Here is the online link: http://infopass.uscis.gov/
Make an infopass appointment to go to the local office and ask them about it. Take your notices with you. Here is the website to make an appointment: http://infopass.uscis.gov/