I was an F1 student who came here in 2016, then I got married in summer of 2017, we had to move in 2018 so I did not take the spring semester at college which made me out of status. We had not file any petition yet and last week two DHS officers showed up early morning at my old apartment, they got my number from there and now she has been calling me to come to her office just for some paper work about NTA, I asked her if she could mail but she said no you have to come. Is it safe to go to the DHS office?
" Should I go to the DHS office if an agent is calling me there? " No, I don't think so, unless you consider yourself as "sheep."
"NTA" = Notice to Appear - in Immigration court, where you will be placed in removal proceedings in front of an immigration judge.
Your attorney should contact the ICEman/woman and notify him/her that "married to a USC" now and is about to imminently file for "Adjustment of Status" with USCIS. This could get them off your back or could not and they may still want to see you and at the very least install a GPS tracking device on you (after having fingerprinted, photographed you and served you with that NTA anyway...)
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Hire a lawyer immediately. This is happening across the board to those falling out of status, NTA-notice to appear in immigration court-put into removal proceedings. Time is of the essence.
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