USCIS mailed my work permit straight to my lawyer. And he wants me to pay him all the money close to $40000 for daca case before he can release the work permit to me. I told him I can do payments become I don't had a decent job before now since I m getting a work permit I can find a decent job and I guarantee to pay him $1000 a month and even more after that. But he won't agree. Can he hold my work permit by law?
This does not sound right. You should sue the person who is telling you he is a lawyer and demand release of the document. You can also file a complaint with the police. $40K for DACA filing sounds rather excessive. Attorneys do not charge that much for this type of a benefit.
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I agree with my colleague. You also have the option to file a State Bar Complaint and/ or retain a new counsel to get your file from your attorney.
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You need to make a formal request of your file and your original EAD. The fee that you have been charged is overly excessive and you must inform the person that is holding your EAD. If you do not obtain the EAD , you will need to then file a complaint with the state bar.
Did you add an extra 0 by accident, that seems egregiously excessive (40k for a Daca application is ridiculous). Make a formal request for your work permit and files and if he doesn't give it to you, seek help from another attorney and notify the police.
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