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Hi I recieved following message from uscis on the decision of my EAD application:

Baltimore, MD |

On January 23, 2013, we mailed you a notice terminating your status. If you have not received the notice within 30 days of the date above, please call customer service at 1-800-375-5283 for further assistance. If you move, please use our Change of Address online tool to update your case with your new address.
Would you please tell me what this message means. Does it mean my application is rejected or does it mean I am no longer legal?


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It means what it reads. Your status was terminated. Now, if your question is what this has to do with the EAD, one can only guess. It is not an appropriate message for this type of a benefit.

NYC EXPERIENCED IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS; email:; Phone: (866) 456-­8654; Fax: 212-964-0440; Cell: 212-202-0325. The information contained in this answer is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter.


Your underlying status was terminated, and presumably the EAD was or will be denied for that reason. What was that underlying status?

Samuel Ouya Maina, Esq. 415.391.6612 Law Offices of S. Ouya Maina, PC 332 Pine Street, Suite 707 San Francisco, CA 94104


It very well may mean that.

(213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.

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