My case is specical...can I get my I-485 approved in future?

jerrygreat

Registered Users (C)
Hello, All buddies:

My case is a little special:
After my wife (H-1B) filed I-140/I-485, I got EAD in Dec 2006, and I (H4)started to work by using EAD from Jan 2, 2007. On May 10, 2007, we received I-140/I485 denial letter. we filed a reopen and reconsideration for I-140 denial. I was still using that EAD for work (it is vaild from Dec 2006-Dec 2007) during that time. In November 27. 2007, I changed my visa from H4=>H1.(I was not being asked by USCIS to go aborad for re-stamping H1, anyway it is approved). The USCIS denied our Reopen and Reconsideration for I-140 again later in March 2008.

Now the comany sponsor me to apply for EB2 green card.

Usaually, when using EAD, your status is AOS, and when I-140/I485 denied,
you lose your status. In my case, from May 10-Nov 27, I maybe already lose
my status. however, H4=>H1 is OK without any problem.

My question
1.
I worried that in the future, in the stage of waiting for I-485 approval, does USCIS can find out that I have the above problem between May 10-Nov 27, (it is over 180 days)?!
--However, during that period, I have a I-140 reopen and reconsideration case pending?--does this mean legally staying in US? (even it denied again later)
2.
If this is a problem, do I had better go home country/re-entry US once to clean these mess?
3.
However, I am over 180 days, is that possible that I can not come back?

Thank you very much in advance.

Jerry in worrying
 

ginnu

Registered Users (C)
Hello, All buddies:

My case is a little special:
After my wife (H-1B) filed I-140/I-485, I got EAD in Dec 2006, and I (H4)started to work by using EAD from Jan 2, 2007. On May 10, 2007, we received I-140/I485 denial letter. we filed a reopen and reconsideration for I-140 denial. I was still using that EAD for work (it is vaild from Dec 2006-Dec 2007) during that time. In November 27. 2007, I changed my visa from H4=>H1.(I was not being asked by USCIS to go aborad for re-stamping H1, anyway it is approved). The USCIS denied our Reopen and Reconsideration for I-140 again later in March 2008.

Now the comany sponsor me to apply for EB2 green card.

Usaually, when using EAD, your status is AOS, and when I-140/I485 denied,
you lose your status. In my case, from May 10-Nov 27, I maybe already lose
my status. however, H4=>H1 is OK without any problem.

My question
1.
I worried that in the future, in the stage of waiting for I-485 approval, does USCIS can find out that I have the above problem between May 10-Nov 27, (it is over 180 days)?!
--However, during that period, I have a I-140 reopen and reconsideration case pending?--does this mean legally staying in US? (even it denied again later)
2.
If this is a problem, do I had better go home country/re-entry US once to clean these mess?
3.
However, I am over 180 days, is that possible that I can not come back?

Thank you very much in advance.

Jerry in worrying

You should talk to good lawyer with all your details.
 

desi2007

Registered Users (C)
I think your MTR application received date by USCIS is very important here. If the MTR is pending, you may not have to count those days; so actually you might have accumulated less out of status days(from denial date to MTR reopen application recvd date, from second denial till todate). If out of status clock passed 6 months its a major violation hence you will needto discuss your case with a lawyer as ginnu mentioned.
 

tammy2

Registered Users (C)
Hello, All buddies:

My case is a little special:
After my wife (H-1B) filed I-140/I-485, I got EAD in Dec 2006, and I (H4)started to work by using EAD from Jan 2, 2007. On May 10, 2007, we received I-140/I485 denial letter. we filed a reopen and reconsideration for I-140 denial. I was still using that EAD for work (it is vaild from Dec 2006-Dec 2007) during that time. In November 27. 2007, I changed my visa from H4=>H1.(I was not being asked by USCIS to go aborad for re-stamping H1, anyway it is approved). The USCIS denied our Reopen and Reconsideration for I-140 again later in March 2008.

Now the comany sponsor me to apply for EB2 green card.

Usaually, when using EAD, your status is AOS, and when I-140/I485 denied,
you lose your status. In my case, from May 10-Nov 27, I maybe already lose
my status. however, H4=>H1 is OK without any problem.

My question
1.
I worried that in the future, in the stage of waiting for I-485 approval, does USCIS can find out that I have the above problem between May 10-Nov 27, (it is over 180 days)?!
--However, during that period, I have a I-140 reopen and reconsideration case pending?--does this mean legally staying in US? (even it denied again later)
2.
If this is a problem, do I had better go home country/re-entry US once to clean these mess?
3.
However, I am over 180 days, is that possible that I can not come back?

Thank you very much in advance.

Jerry in worrying

When you filed H1 what was your status? Did you mention that you are working on EAD while applying for the H1?
 
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