August 7th 2017 - I-130, I-485 and I-765 sent to USCIS (Chicago Lockbox) - overnighted via FedEx.
August 14th 2017 - E-notification of receipt of all applications, checks cashed
August 21st 2017 - Mail receipt received for all applications (PD of Aug 14th 2017)
August 25th 2017 - Biometrics appointment notice received in mail
September 5th 2017 - Biometrics completed
September 9th 2017 - Request for Initial Evidence received in mail (regarding form I-864 as part of I-485)
October 4th 2017 - RFIE documents sent (Lee Summit, MO) - overnighted via FedEx.
Here are my specific questions:
1) I understand that an RFIE halts all processing on your case until you respond. Because this RFIE was issued in regards to my form I-485, will it also halt/delay/or re-start processing on my form I-765 (EAD)?
2) If in-fact this RFIE for my 485 delays my 765 (EAD) processing time, could I expediting an EAD? I have had a job offer since August 1st, and they have been pushing my start date back and back as we all wait. I am worried that this delay may cause me to lose this job. If the expedite is denied, will this hurt my case overall?
Yes, it delays the I765. Respond to the RFE as quickly as possible so that I765 processing can be resumed. Contact a US immigration attorney.
I think so since the I 485 needs to be accepted for processing.
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1. That's for sure - it's even so stated on the RFIE.
2. No, Delay by issuance of an RFE is never acceptable grounds for "expedite".
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