It appears that they are requesting ALL social security numbers a "requester" has used. However, although the case law is unclear, there are cases in which knowingly using a false social security number is a crime (possibly identity theft - although the U.S. Supreme Court has said that it is not when used in the context of a person using a randomly made up number for immigration purposes).
Note that this is a new question on the form (requiring ANY numbers used).
I'm not sure if you can go to a different Application Support Center (ASC). However, my clients have never had a problem with going to the ASC before their scheduled appointment date as long as they have the original appointment letter (and identification).
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I think you may be confused about the difference between "unlawful presence" and being "out of status" (or "maintaining nonimmigrant status").
And who isn't???
You are technically "out of status" because you are not working for the employer who petitioned for your H-1B status and you have not "ported" (is that a real word???) to a new employer. You have technically no maintained your nonimmigrant status - like an F-1 student who doesn't go to classes for the required time necessary for a "...
At the time that you 7th year extension is adjudicated your PERM application must either be approved or pending. Obviously, you would want to have the extension approved as soon as possible in case your motion to reopen in denied since if that were to occur you would no longer be eligible for a 7th year extension unless you were able to file an appeal to BALCA which also cost money as well. So, if it were me (and not my money), I'd always go for Premium Processing.
If you do not receive a response after sending the lawyer or law firm a letter by certified mail requesting a status update on your case "within 2 weeks time" then you may want to contact a local bar association or the State Bar and file a complaint. It is important that you document it in writing. If you do not feel your relationship with your lawyer is satisfactory you may want to change lawyers. One bit of caution, you get what you pay for.
Need to know more. Assuming you are over 21 you are either under the Family Based 1st Preference (if unmarred) or 3rd if married and there is a "quota" that control when you will be eligible to obtain an "immigrant visa" (green card). However if you lived illegally in the U.S. for over 180 days you will need to get a waiver (and that was the only time you were in the U.S. illegally). This is a complex case and you should see a qualified immigration lawyer (you can do it by telephone).
As a matter of policy, an out of status adjustment of status applicant not in removal proceedings is allowed to remain in the U.S. while the adjustment of status application is pending. Note that there are special procedures for A "diplomatic visa" applicants that make the process more complicated. You should see a competent immigration lawyer, such as myself or one of my AVVO colleagues (who volunteer to answer these questions as a public service) to assist you in the application process....
Both my colleagues already provided excellent answers.
I would just like to add what my father, who was also an immigration lawyer used to tell me (and his clients). Laws are man made and can be changed by man - nothing is impossible.
In my career I have seen some pretty "impossible" cases work out just fine.
Also, there's a now somewhat famous quote amongst immigration lawyers that goes: we win by losing slowly.
Don't give up hope!
Based on my experience I believe they will - or at least your letter (if it properly identifies the person(s) involved) will end up in his file at the time of his naturalization interview and may be a topic of discussion.
If a lawyer was involved the investigation will include (and maybe will focus) on him or her. That's "red meat" for ICE or CIS - as it should be.