I-485 has been applied in October 2014 and I am still waiting for the result. Since I have my EAD card and my L1A expires in a month, is it ok to continue staying in US and working?
Yes you can. Once the I485 has been filed you can continue staying in the USA and working using your EAD> Did your employer not tell you that? Did you ask?
The information contained in this answer is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter,not should it be viewed as establishing an attorney client relationship of any kind.
Generally a person with a pending I-485 is expected to remain in the US until there is a decision.
The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an attorney to discuss your individual case.
Did your employer work with an immigration attorney for the I-140 and did you also work with the attorney for the filing of the I485/I765? These are typically questions to ask of your own attorney who knows your case, your employer's position, and the likelihood of success for your application or any issues of inadmissibility. Very generally, many non-immigrants want to remain in status until the adjustment of status is approved. However, a non-immigrant who fails to maintain non-immigrant status, and instead, relies on the pending I485 and approved I765 to remain in the US and work, respectively, can typically adjust status without problems. You should be aware that there are issues to review in order to answer this question thoroughly, and that is why information provided in this forum is not legal advice in any way. Only a thorough review of your personal application and circumstance could answer the question specifically as it pertains to you. Additionally, the I-140 needs to remain valid and not be revoked, so that any issue relative to the I-140 also needs to be reviewed with the attorney who prepared and represented your company or with independent counsel if there is conflict. You may have other options also, now that more than 180 days have passed since the filing of the I485, but again you should consider a direct consult to provide you direct review.
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