Sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, under current law your application will be denied because of the death of your spouse. Your only chance for getting the current application approved is if they change the law to allow eligibility to continue if the USC spouse dies while the application is pending.
Originally Posted by Allmyguess
If you're lucky, maybe they'll add such a change into the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill that's being proposed and debated. To benefit from it if it happens, you'll need to keep your case pending until they pass the new law; I doubt they'd undo the denials of already-denied cases. So if you want to hold out hope for this, ask them to postpone your interview, and keep asking for postponements until the immigration reform either passes or is defeated (or they eventually deny your case for postponing too many times).
Note that the chances of such a change to the law are slim; I don't see any indication of such a change for marriage-based naturalization being included in the proposed immigration bill, although there are similar provisions for marriage-based green cards when the spouse dies.
Last edited by Jackolantern; 11th May 2013 at 10:18 PM.
EB3 ROW I-485 Approved: July 2007
USC: July 2013
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