I agree with my colleagues.
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You may have to provide more details, however, for starters, if you spend 1 year in the US overstaying your visa, and leave, you risk triggering a 10-year bar of inadmissibility and would need a waiver to return to the US. If you are out of status, you also can't change status, unless you are applying to adjust status based on an immediate relative petition (like a US Citizen spouse petition), or based on asylum, VAWA, or a U-visa. Hope this helps.
I don't trust USCIS's mailroom, but you could interfile, sending it to the address you see on the receipt notice. USCIS is also good with updating G-28s, so if you submit the request with a new blue G-28, the chances are good that the birth cert would get interfiled successfully.
This kind of thing is very frustrating. USCIS will review, and allow the petitioner a chance to respond. USCIS will take up to 6 months to review. Consular officers really seem to abuse their power, so it's very important to be as agreeable to them as possible.
I am sure some people in your situation might be tempted to not disclose this fact, and there is probably a high chance you don't get caught, but I would have to advise that you disclose this on the form as a "crime which you were never arrested." It might lead to a finding of a lack of good moral character, meaning that you would have to wait 5 years from the date of the shoplifting incident to file for naturalization. But if you have other things to support your otherwise good moral character...
The 5 years of progressive experience should come after you obtained your bachelor's degree. This is because that experience should build your bachelors degree up to a masters.
Also the experience should have been obtained at the time the labor certification was filed.
There's a popular misconception that you can use experience from your employer. In fact, experience that the sponsored employee (you) gained from the sponsoring employer can not be counted toward any of the experience...
Yes, if your PD is current.
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