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While on a removal proceedings (pending i485) . i divorced, and filed back with new marriage.

Cherry Hill, NJ |

the master hearing is not til 2014, and my question is, why cant i file the 485 at the same time with i130 petition so that i can apply for i765 to continue working.
what has been your worse and best case scenarios:

(i think i m turning into an immigration attorney soon).

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  1. Best answer

    An alien in removal proceedings cannot file their I-485 concurrently with their I-130 as USCIS does not have jurisdiction over the matter. USCIS may only determine the bona fide nature of your relationship. After filing the I-130 with USCIS, you may "receipt in" your I-485 application and then apply for an EAD. You should retain counsel. Anyone in removal proceedings should have a lawyer and knowing how to do the above is one of the many nuances of immigration law.


  2. Best scenario: You get a green card through your spouse.
    Worst scenario: You get deported.
    Smartest course of action: Hire an experienced immigration attorney.

    Please click the link at the very bottom for additional information.

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    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.

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