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Hey everyone. 

 

So quick question.  

I am doing my Adjustment of status at the moment. 

I desperately need to make some money during this process. I have a company offering me work on the side paying by cheque as a sub contractor and I then save parts of that and at the end of the year they issues me a 1090. 

My question is how risky is that and being  caught  Is there any way to work undercover?

 

and second question is. 

Is there a way to request an emergency work permit?

 

thanks guys


02/09/18 - Sent I-129F Package to Texas Lockbox

02/12/18 - USCIS received package

02/15/18 - Notification of NOA1 (Text and Email) NEW DATE

02/20/18-   Check cashed

02/23/18 - Hard copy of NOA1

09/04/18 - NOA2 (I-797 says 9/1/18, which is a Saturday)

09/24/18 - Case at NVC/Case # Received

10/02/18 - Case left NVC

10/04/18 - Embassy Received Case

10/11/18 - Medical Appointment

10/18/18 - Interview Appointment

10/18/18 - We got approved!!!!!!

10/21/18 - Visa on hand

11/02/18 - POE to USA (Orlando Florida)

01/06/19 - WEDDING :D

 

 

                                  

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13 minutes ago, Leah and Matt said:

Hey everyone. 

 

So quick question.  

I am doing my Adjustment of status at the moment. 

I desperately need to make some money during this process. I have a company offering me work on the side paying by cheque as a sub contractor and I then save parts of that and at the end of the year they issues me a 1090. 

My question is how risky is that and being  caught  Is there any way to work undercover?

 

and second question is. 

Is there a way to request an emergency work permit?

 

thanks guys

It's just a huge no. You're not allowed to work till you get your work permit. Nothing more to say.

 

You knew before that it will take time and that it is expensive.

 

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Leah and Matt said:

Hey everyone. 

 

So quick question.  

I am doing my Adjustment of status at the moment. 

I desperately need to make some money during this process. I have a company offering me work on the side paying by cheque as a sub contractor and I then save parts of that and at the end of the year they issues me a 1090. 

My question is how risky is that and being  caught  Is there any way to work undercover?

 

and second question is. 

Is there a way to request an emergency work permit?

 

thanks guys

No one on here is going to advise you to work illegally. It's also against TOS. And yes, USCIS will find out! Don't try to hide anything from them! If working right away is this important to you, you would've been better off doing CR-1.

 

You can call USCIS and request an expedite for EAD, but you need to deliver proof that you qualify (for example if you suffer severe financial loss, see https://www.uscis.gov/forms/expedite-criteria) The USC / co-sponsor should be able to provide for you, after all that's what they signed the I-134/I-864 for.

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2 minutes ago, ThomasNC1988 said:

It is illegal, but not risky to you at all really. Yeah doesn't make sense, but that is how it is.

If i were to take my chances. 

I know it’s illegal and i can get caught. 

But if u say not risky to me then how do the uscis find out. 

 


02/09/18 - Sent I-129F Package to Texas Lockbox

02/12/18 - USCIS received package

02/15/18 - Notification of NOA1 (Text and Email) NEW DATE

02/20/18-   Check cashed

02/23/18 - Hard copy of NOA1

09/04/18 - NOA2 (I-797 says 9/1/18, which is a Saturday)

09/24/18 - Case at NVC/Case # Received

10/02/18 - Case left NVC

10/04/18 - Embassy Received Case

10/11/18 - Medical Appointment

10/18/18 - Interview Appointment

10/18/18 - We got approved!!!!!!

10/21/18 - Visa on hand

11/02/18 - POE to USA (Orlando Florida)

01/06/19 - WEDDING :D

 

 

                                  

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3 minutes ago, Leah and Matt said:

If i were to take my chances. 

I know it’s illegal and i can get caught. 

But if u say not risky to me then how do the uscis find out. 

 

Don't do it because it is illegal. It is not risky to you because you would simply tell them you have been working illegally and they will not care.

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Just now, ThomasNC1988 said:

Don't do it because it is illegal. It is not risky to you because you would simply tell them you have been working illegally and they will not care.

Iv been doing alot and iv found this. What does this mean then??

1 minute ago, ThomasNC1988 said:

Don't do it because it is illegal. It is not risky to you because you would simply tell them you have been working illegally and they will not care.

When you say they will not care. 

Who is they?


02/09/18 - Sent I-129F Package to Texas Lockbox

02/12/18 - USCIS received package

02/15/18 - Notification of NOA1 (Text and Email) NEW DATE

02/20/18-   Check cashed

02/23/18 - Hard copy of NOA1

09/04/18 - NOA2 (I-797 says 9/1/18, which is a Saturday)

09/24/18 - Case at NVC/Case # Received

10/02/18 - Case left NVC

10/04/18 - Embassy Received Case

10/11/18 - Medical Appointment

10/18/18 - Interview Appointment

10/18/18 - We got approved!!!!!!

10/21/18 - Visa on hand

11/02/18 - POE to USA (Orlando Florida)

01/06/19 - WEDDING :D

 

 

                                  

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1 minute ago, Leah and Matt said:

Iv been doing alot and iv found this. What does this mean then??

When you say they will not care. 

Who is they?

USCIS, they forgive unauthorized work by spouses of US citizens. Again it is illegal and they could change that policy anytime so it is best to follow the rules, but if you have already been doing it I wouldn't be worried about it.

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10 minutes ago, Leah and Matt said:

If i were to take my chances. 

I know it’s illegal and i can get caught. 

But if u say not risky to me then how do the uscis find out. 

 

You're talking about doing something illegal and that you're aware of it on the internet where everybody can read it. Just think about it a second...

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31 minutes ago, Leah and Matt said:

Hey everyone. 

 

So quick question.  

I am doing my Adjustment of status at the moment. 

I desperately need to make some money during this process. I have a company offering me work on the side paying by cheque as a sub contractor and I then save parts of that and at the end of the year they issues me a 1090. 

My question is how risky is that and being  caught  Is there any way to work undercover?

 

and second question is. 

Is there a way to request an emergency work permit?

 

thanks guys

EVERYONE who does AoS from inside the US has a period of inability to work.  It’s not a secret, which is why preparation is key. 

 

Sure, it may be forgiven, but I would say it’s a mark against your “good character” requirement later in the journey to knowingly break a law.

 

Why would you ever want to even attempt to “take your chances”?  

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Iv been prepared and i knew this was the case but unfortunately sumthing has happened and i now have to make a move or do sumin thats why i asked about   Expediting work permit aswell. 

Yes this is the Internet everyone can read but that’s exactly that its all talk i have not done anything illegal. Im just asking. 

 

And if taking the risk makes my good  character

Weak thats sumthing im willing to take for my family. 

 


02/09/18 - Sent I-129F Package to Texas Lockbox

02/12/18 - USCIS received package

02/15/18 - Notification of NOA1 (Text and Email) NEW DATE

02/20/18-   Check cashed

02/23/18 - Hard copy of NOA1

09/04/18 - NOA2 (I-797 says 9/1/18, which is a Saturday)

09/24/18 - Case at NVC/Case # Received

10/02/18 - Case left NVC

10/04/18 - Embassy Received Case

10/11/18 - Medical Appointment

10/18/18 - Interview Appointment

10/18/18 - We got approved!!!!!!

10/21/18 - Visa on hand

11/02/18 - POE to USA (Orlando Florida)

01/06/19 - WEDDING :D

 

 

                                  

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1 minute ago, Roel said:

Your US spouse, your sponsor, should be taking care of you.

 

This thread should be closed.

How do i close


02/09/18 - Sent I-129F Package to Texas Lockbox

02/12/18 - USCIS received package

02/15/18 - Notification of NOA1 (Text and Email) NEW DATE

02/20/18-   Check cashed

02/23/18 - Hard copy of NOA1

09/04/18 - NOA2 (I-797 says 9/1/18, which is a Saturday)

09/24/18 - Case at NVC/Case # Received

10/02/18 - Case left NVC

10/04/18 - Embassy Received Case

10/11/18 - Medical Appointment

10/18/18 - Interview Appointment

10/18/18 - We got approved!!!!!!

10/21/18 - Visa on hand

11/02/18 - POE to USA (Orlando Florida)

01/06/19 - WEDDING :D

 

 

                                  

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1 minute ago, Cryssiekins said:

But something happened, so that means rules should be changed 🙄

 

This is why I support immigration reform.  I’m so tired of people circumventing the rules because they think they’re special.  For every person who breaks a rule, makes it tougher for the next person who wants to do things above board.

 

My husband and I had savings and planned for 6 months of no work.  Lots of things happened, and we struggled, but we didn’t cross the line, didn’t even consider it.

This.

 

Honestly I never understood why illegal work during AOS (before EAD) should be forgiven. It's such a stupid "loophole".

Of course, you can still get your US employer in whole lotta legal problems by hiring someone illegally, but who cares about that, right?


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