I'm married to a US citizen, but my application for 245 i benefits was not submitted in time according to the priority date even though on the action notice it says that it was postmarked on or before the April 30th cutoff date and therefore I qualify for 245 i. Yet, I called USCIS and they said that it doesn't matter that it says that because they go by the priority date. Is there a way to fight this? Also, I heard a lawyer on the radio saying that with deferred action, a person can leave the US and re-enter with inspection. This would eliminate the need for 245 i benefits of adjusting legal status without having to leave the US.