Can the immigration judge adjust my status on my next master hearing since I have an approved i-130?
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If you have an i130 approved while you are in removal proceedings at your next master calendar hearing or before you can request that your removal proceedings be terminated however the immigration judges will not terminate unless the DHS attorneys agreed to do so. These days because of a recent board of immigration appeals case the department Limited in the types of cases that they will agree to terminate. Usually if there is any criminal history by the adjustment applicant including arrests and convictions then the department will not agree to terminate. If there is no criminal history including a rest then in some cases the department will agree to terminate and then allow you to finish up the adjustment of status application with US CIS. If the department does not agree to terminate then you can still adjust your status at a merit hearingWhich will be scheduled at your next master calendar hearing.