I'm in US as a F1 student and have recently applied for EB-2 visa with AOS (filed I-140 and I-485 concurrently). My I-20 is about to expire and I informed my DSO I wouldn't renew it because it would be controversial (I-20 form requires non-immigrant intent and now I have immigrant intent). He seems unhappy with that and is threatening terminating my I-20 before expiration date. If he does that, depending on the termination reasons (whether true or not) he inputs on the system, can it somehow interfere in my EB-2 application or even on my legal presence in US while I wait for the outcome of it?
" He seems unhappy"? - I would be too (and also "very worried") if I were you. As the saying goes: "it is more dangerous to know a little about something than not know anything at all..."
Given that yours is an "employment based" self-petition? I-485 AOS application (forget about the I-140 for a moment..), you better strive to maintain valid non-immigrant status (in this instance F-1) UNTIL THE VERY DAY in which your I-485 is approved - otherwise don't stand a chance for any I-485 AOS to be approved to you.
Also, if yours is a self-petition "NIW" EB-2, prepared and filed without proper attorney representation, it is almost certain to be denied, with all the disastrous consequences that this will bring about for your future in this country. I hope to be wrong.
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Mr. Behar gave you excellent advice. Make sure to follow it.
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