This is a question to Mr. Khanna. Others feel free to respond provided you know the US immigration laws very well.
My parents have a 10 year multiple entry B2 visa which is valid until 2015. There were recently here in the US from December 2008 to July 2009. I wanted to extend their stay so I filed an extension of stay in 3rd week of April 2009 about 40 days before their I-94 expiration date (June 2, 2009).
I-539 was denied and received a letter from USCIS on July 6th saying they have 30 days from June 27th 2009 to leave the country otherwise face deportation. They left the country on 7/10/2009.
My question is “Is their multiple entry B2 still valid?”. I am seeing so many people say that once you are out of status the B2 visa automatically become void, but there are others who disagree. There is nothing on the USCIS web site that says your visa would become void if you leave the country within the demanded period of time (30 days). My point is, they have not done anything illegal during their stay. They had followed the process correctly by asking for an extension of stay, which when rejected they left the country as soon as possible. So how could the B2 technically become void?
Mr. Khanna could you please throw some light on my problem here? Maybe you could point me to a USCIS website that explains this clearly because I couldn’t find anything online and I don’t want to rely on people who say things out of speculation. When I called USCIS their Cust reps didn’t have much knowledge about this.
Thanks a lot.