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

Asked over 1 year ago - 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. Carl Michael Shusterman


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

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  2. Philip Alan Eichorn

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    Answered . 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.

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