I've known about this since August 2012 and tomorrow he is going to go speak to a lawyer and I am nervous about the outcome. Before he transferred he got a new status number and while transferring, that new status number never transferred but his old number did, putting him out of status. In my head it seems like that should be an easy fix, but it apparently is not since it's been almost a year and it's the same thing. He spoke to the adviser at his school because he couldn't see his status and the school could, she is the person that told him that he's out of status. I guess I don't understand why this is such a hard fix... he doesn't believe it was even his fault.
Normally, the government does not care whose fault it is. However, it would be a good idea for the attorney to review the case. There are a few exceptions. However, he would have waited a year to explore it.
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Talking to an immigration attorney is not a bad idea for understanding the situation and also for looking for a solution.
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It is great that he's talking to an attorney.
We can't tell you anything other than to RELAX and get a good nights sleep.
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