Received I-485 notice of action. Is that means I can give up the my current status?

Asked over 2 years ago - Chicago, IL

Still waiting for my I-485 to approve. And did the fingerprint already. Will it have any affect if I give up my current F-1 status?

If I'm out of status after received I-485 notice of action, will this impact on the decision of issuing a green card?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . Better to be safe than sorry. Wait until I-485 is approved before you give up your F-1 status.

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    Testified before U.S. Senate
    600 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1550
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    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. KiKi Maria Mosley

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    Answered . I do not recommend giving up your current status until the I-485 is approved. If for some reason it is denied, you will find yourself in a very bad position.

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  3. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . Yes, but that will severely limit your options if the Adjustment of Status is denied.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  4. Curtis Frederic Pierce

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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues.

    Curtis F. Pierce
    Attorney At Law
    Certified Specialist, Immigration & Nationality Law
    The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
    The Pacific Center
    523 West Sixth Street, Suite 348
    Los Angeles, California
    90014

    Tel: 213 327 0044

    Fax: 213 327 0066

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