Traveled with AP while AOS. Never been unlawfully present Why did officer send my I-485 to court with note arrabally on it?

Asked over 1 year ago - Brooklyn, NY

Matter of Arrabally is not applicable to my case.
I was J1(without 2 year rule) -B2 - F1 - OPT student with work permit/DS valid until sept 24,2012.
On Sept 7,2012 my wife us-citizen applied for me i-130,i-485... (Priority date Sept 11, 2012)
On Nov 9,2012 I received work permit and Advance Parole.
On Feb 2013 I traveled outside of US for 7 days.
On March18,2013 I had immig interview, where my I-130 was approved, but I-485 was sent to court with note Arrabally on it (were it will be on hold with other cases. ), because of my travel while being out of status since Sept 2012, as officer said. I've never been unlawfully present in US: constantly attended school while on F-1, graduated, worked with work permit in the field related to my degree. Is it officer's mistake? What should i do now?

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  1. Alexander Joseph Segal

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . You should hire an immigration attorney immediately. Fighting this on your own is unwise.

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  2. Geoffrey Alan Hoffman

    Contributor Level 16

    Answered . Your case may have raised difficulties for the officer in determining whether or not Arabally applied . Consult an experienced immigration attorney who can review the case and recommend an appropriate course of action.

    No attorney-client relationship is created or implied by this communication. To contact this attorney see his... more
  3. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Why did officer send my I-485 to court with note arrabally on it? You would need to ask the officer.

    You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case. You can find one through

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

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