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I applied for an I 918, U visa and I am waiting for over 3 months for the Employment Authorization

Riverside, CT |

USCIS over four months ago, sent me to do the finger prints, The time to received the I 765 Employment Authorization is an average of three months.
Is the reason that why it is taking so long is because the filed of the I 918 ?

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You will not get the EAD for months if not years., until the U visa is approved.

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You are not eligible for employment authorization unless your U visa is approved. U visa advocates are trying to fix this in Congress. However, not likely to change any time soon.

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You should check the processing times for an I-918 online at and see how long they project

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