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I need some guidance on how to handle my situation where the USCIS received my I-485 application in Nov. 2015 and my wife and I still haven't received our interview letter for GC. My lawyer has been contacting them online and he's not going to get a response til Jan. 2017. We've been told from the beginning that my wife and I have nothing to worry about, relax, and enjoy life and we should get the interview letter within 4-6 months......here we are over a year later with no interview letter and work permit expiring soon. We also sent my work permit renewal application that they received end of October 2016 since my work permit ends in Feb. 2017 and I can't afford to lose my job. I received a letter from work that I will be terminated if I don't provide them with new documents for recertification. I've been HAPPILY married for over a year now as well to an American citizen that was born and raised here. I made a schedule with InfoPass within a week to hopefully get an update on my work permit renewal and maybe my I-485 status. Is there anything else that my wife and can be doing while we're waiting? I'm very worried because Feb. is coming closer each day passes. We could use some advice, Thank you.

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I heard you can expedite your EAD based on "severe financial loss", which would be the case of losing your job. I've seen several cases on VJ about people expediting it with a job offer letter, or employment letter stating they would be terminated if not renewed on time. 

I would say talk to your lawyer about it or call USCIS directly and ask to expedite it. 

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