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.
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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.
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.
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