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I entered the country on J-1 but overstayed my visa for over 3 years before marrying my husband and applying for change of status. Now the case has been pending for 2 years (the USCIS reply is "delay because of the large amount of background checks") and I was told I cant go and see my parents because it will automatically trigger the 10-year bar. I just recently had a consultation with an immigration attorney who told smth very different - that I can leave and come back into the US on advance parole because my only status was J-1. The DS-160 doesnt have an expiration day and subsequently doesn't trigger the 10-year rule so I can go ahead and apply for I-131. Is it so? it is completely opposite to what I have been told all these two years so I am scared to proceed...
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