My i485 and i601 was just denied. i601 was for receiving stolen goods about 6 years ago. I have the option of appealing to the AAO within 30 days of the letter but I really don't want to do that. I would rather be put in removal proceedings and have the case decided by a judge at the immigration court. My problem is that my EAD expires in about 4 months and I want to make sure that I am able to renew/extend it before then. I have not been put in proceedings (not 30 days yet). I worry because I have had my i485 denied before and I was not put in proceedings, (i re-filed) What can I do to make sure I am put in removal proceedings quickly or timely? and does anyone knows what the timeline or process is from i485 to getting my EAD. Do I apply immediately after the Master Hearing/NOA?