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I have a pending Vawa 1-360 and am claiming for unemployment . What effect can that have on my pending case since I can't work ?

Bridgeport, CT |

I worked for 9 years at a company where I was laid off, I have a social which I used to get employed and had it through my J1 visa. Now I have a pending Vawa case was told that I could file for unemployment. But they sent me a list of documents which were needed and the only document I had was a vawa form (special immigrant form I-360. I am wondering what consequences this will bring for they the unemployment told me to continue filing until I get the green card and they will see if the money will be payable. Please I need to know if this is the right way to handle the situation. Thank You.

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Filing for unemployment will not impact your VAWA I-360 case. When you file your claim, though, make sure that you answer all of the questions truthfully - do not make any claim to US citizenship, as that can impact your entire immigration case.

This general advice does not create an attorney-client relationship.

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Thank you Tracie

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No effect

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Thank You so much!

Alexander Joseph Segal

Alexander Joseph Segal

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Please mark my answer as best thank you

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Should not affect your pending case. However, I wanted you to know that if your spouse is a USC (or ex-spouse was a USC at the time of your marriage), you are eligible to apply for work permit under your pending I-360 (you should submit form I-765 to claim it). This rule doesn't hold for LPR spouse or ex-spouse.

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Thank you. I shall do so.

Parva Fattahi

Parva Fattahi

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My pleasure!

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what does LPR mean?

Parva Fattahi

Parva Fattahi

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Legal Permanent Resident = green card holder

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Awesome, thank you so much.

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The unemployment will not have an effect on the VAWA case. make sure not to claim that you are a US citizen as that will have lifelong consequences for you.

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