I have a couple of issues.
a. I just finished my Masters program and am applying for PhD but I havent heard back from the university yet. My I-20 expired on April 31st and I am on the 60 day grace period. I have one more month until i can get the admission and apply for a new I-20.
b. My wife is a U.S. citizen and I was wondering if I could apply for the GC even though I am on the 60 day grace period so that I can avoid returning back to India(home country).
Can someone let me know if I can apply for the GC during the grace period?
If so will I be allowed to stay in the U.S. after the 60 day period if I have submitted all my applications required for GC such as the I-130, I-485, I-864, etc?
And will I be eligible to apply for work authorization while the I-130 and I-485 are pending?
I know one thing for sure, is that I wont travel outside the U.S. while the application is pending.
Any help would be appreciated.