I got my permanent green card since May 2005. In the past years, I traveled 5 times outside the US. 1st time 08/10/11-09/14/11,total 35 days. 2nd time 12/11/12-01/01/13,total 20 days. 3rd time 07/15/2013-01/13/2014, total 181(or 183days) , I don't know how to calculate the days. 4th time 01/24/2014-03/15/2014,total 50 days. last time 05/12/2014-07/01/2014,total 50 days. The last time I didn't put in the application form because I ask some one else to send this out for me before I left the last time. The officer said he can't not decision because of my last three trips, especially the one with over 180 days. I explained that the third time because my grandma was sick and the 4th time because she was gone. I paid taxes every year and my boss keep my job for me. Am I still qualified?
I agree that you should have a private consultation with an experienced immigration attorney who can help you prepare a brief for submission to the USCIS explaining that you did not abandon your resident status and that you qualify for naturalization.
You're not denied until you get a denial. How the officer will see this will depend on the officer. It sounds to me as if there was no abandonment, but it is impossible to say without reviewing the entire case in detail and even then it would just be my opinion. I assume you decided to file the N-400 on your own (without an attorney) since it is simple and just filling out the forms. All too often, people learn the hard way that immigration law is extremely complicated and certainly involves a lot more than filling out the forms properly. If I am incorrect, and you did retain an attorney to assist you, you should discuss this in detail with that attorney.
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Nope. You are not denied. The decision was not being able to be made at that time. That was all.
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