I was placed under removal proceedings about a year and half ago. My fiancee and I got married after that, we filed an I130 and it was recently approved. My next court hearing is in January. In your experiences, is it more advisable to file the i485 in court with IJ or file a motion to have the removal proceedings terminated first and then file it with USCIS? Which one gets adjudicated faster?
How fast your adjudication on the i-485 should not be the primary consideration. Instead, you should recalibrate your thinking and determine which is best for you based on admissibility issues, strength of relationship and the nature of the underlying removal proceedings. Include in your determination, you ability to handle cross examination by the DHS trial attorney and the record of your immigration judge on similar cases.
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