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About Dazz

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  • Location Lynden, WA, USA

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    Adjustment of Status (pending)
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    Seattle WA
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    POE 12/01/2017, married 03/17/2018. Canadian citizen with no visa or i-94, legally admitted to the USA by land as a visitor.

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  1. Oh boy I must be blind. If a mod wants to delete this and hide my shame that would be lovely.
  2. Haven't seen anyone post about this yet. USCIS just announced 9 hours ago they will be redistributing cases from high load field offices to low load field offices that are not local. No information on exactly how far away they can be, or exactly how much this is supposed to speed up processing times. If anyone has more info it would be appreciated! Link: https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-aims-decrease-processing-times-n-400-and-i-485
  3. They won't even let you in the front door without an appointment letter. They also need the barcodes on the letter you will get to be able to scan and do your biometrics. If it's any consolation, as far as I know, biometrics don't affect your processing time. You should get your EAD/AP at the same time you would have if you went on the 3rd for bio. I could be wrong about that, but I've seen a couple cases where people have gotten their benefits before the biometrics date, so I'm assuming it's not needed to continue processing. @justlove I HIGHLY recommend going to the SS office and getting your card now while you are still in K-1 status. You will be waiting a looooong time for your SSN otherwise. It's extremely important to have one if you want to rent an apartment, get a bank account, buy a car, get a drivers license, pretty much everything.
  4. If you walk in do it early in the week and early in the day. I did my walk-in at the end of the day on a Friday and they were not amused. I was initially told by them that they do not allow walk ins aside from Monday and Tuesday. Edit: wow I should have read your next post. I see you already went. Glad it went well!
  5. Thank you, I've been considering giving them a call and I think I'm going to do it on Monday. Hopefully it'll make a difference. My main concern with that is that they wouldn't be working on the EAD without completing the bio review, which would obviously be tragic.
  6. I'm in the same boat. Had bio scheduled for 4/21, did early walk in 4/19. Seattle WA local office. No update whatsoever on any of my case statuses, all still "received" or "fingerprint fee received". I fantasize about having the EAD just show up in my mail one day like @Aa & Jj said. Does anyone have an idea of how long biometrics are actually supposed to take to process?
  7. "Discussion" is over, I apologize for the wall of posts. It's hard not to give in to trolls when it's someone's future at stake.
  8. The "professional knowledge" you are sharing is contrary to USCIS policy. I have given a USCIS source for every single bit of information I have posted. In the thread you linked, nearly all replies to the OP are about how risky it was to do what they did. This entire conversation is long off topic, the question was answered a long time ago: @Abbey B does have a 15 day overstay on record, and this will be seen by CBP agents upon re-entry if they choose to travel. I never said they would be deported, only that they were deportable. Those are facts, and that's all there is to it.
  9. Just the start of an even longer wait. Don't worry though, sometimes texts/emails dont get sent out and you will just get the NOA1 as a happy surprise one day with biometric appointment shortly behind
  10. There is nothing in the K-1 forcing you to file within 90 days, the (potential) issue is that your I-94 was expired for a period of time before filing. Bottom line is when your i-94 expires, you are unlawfully present(until AOS filing). I agree that you have a low risk of anything going wrong, but personally I wouldn't take the chance on a trip that can be rescheduled. I'm not trying to scare you or anything, I'm just thinking of risk/reward. Its like speeding 5 mph over the limit, you probably won't get a ticket. Probably. I want to clarify as well that I'm just talking about AP. I'm not implying that you are actually going to get deported while within the states. That would be absurd. As well, immediate relatives of USC are eligible to get GC even with overstays. So no problem with your application. That thread does indeed speak for itself. Please read it. This thread also details the exact situation described by @treppenwitz as "unrealistic"
  11. When your I-94 expires, you are in unlawful status and accumulate unlawful presence(until AOS filing). This is as dead simple as it gets with USCIS. Final approval will be decided on by the CBP officer at the port of entry. I hardly see how I'm "fear mongering" when I'm encouraging people to make their own decisions based on the situation. I have no interest in arguing with you, im just stating the facts as they are laid out by USCIS and CBP. If you disagree with anything I say, feel free to research the subject. If you still disagree, refer to my previous statement about opinions.
  12. You don't need to be barred to be inadmissible. Overstaying by one day, 15 days, 100 days, 1000 days, it's still an overstay. You are deportable and accumulating unlawful presence from the day your i-94 expires, as we already talked about. Whether ICE actually deports k-1s is beside the point, the point is that they have a period of unlawful presence and as such have violated immigration law. Violating immigration law is harshly looked upon at the border. This is common sense. With all that we have discussed, I think anyone reading this thread will have enough information to make their own informed decision. Thankfully, we live in an amazing country where we are free to each have our own opinion and make our own decisions!
  13. I agree it likely wouldn't be an issue, but like I said in my opinion my (or anyone elses) future in America isn't worth risking. If people buy lotto tickets based on a one in a million chance of hitting the jackpot, surely they should avoid playing russian roulette with CBP. Each of us will make our own decision on whether we want to use AP or not, personally I wouldn't use it at all unless I had a spotless history with border control and immigration. Anyways, the original question from @Abbey B was if their time spent in the USA after the I-94 expired and before the AOS was filed counts as an overstay, and the answer is absolutely yes. Furthermore, upon re-entry, you would be sent to secondary inspection, where they will notice the gap in dates (if their computer doesn't automatically notify them about it the moment your passport is scanned). What happens next is up to the CBP officer. I understand that some people have obligations or family outside of the country that they need to travel to, and I wish them luck with the process. I definitely don't want to tell anyone what to do, I just think anyone with a complicated immigration/border crossing history should weigh their decision. If a loved one is on their deathbed and it's your last chance to see them, well then go for it obviously. Honeymoon to Mexico? Not so much. The bottom line is are absolutely 0 guarantees of anything when you travel on AP, let alone for someone who is deportable. Anyone who claims it is "safe" is completely wrong. The only people who are guaranteed re-entry are US Citizens. As you said, it's low risk. That's still too much risk for me.
  14. Sorry to double post but I found more information that I think may prove useful to others. https://www.uscis.gov/ilink/docView/AFM/HTML/AFM/0-0-0-1/0-0-0-17138/0-0-0-18383.html#0-0-0-1851 This is the Adjudicator's field manual, of particular interest is section a(2) and a(6). Section a(2) (Unlawful Presence) has an example that applies to @Abbey B: An alien is admitted as a nonimmigrant, with a Form I-94 that expires on January 1, 2009. The alien remains in the United States after the Form I-94 expires. The alien’s status becomes unlawful, and she begins to accrue unlawful presence, on January 2, 2009. On May 10, 2009, the alien properly files an application for adjustment of status. The filing of the adjustment application stops the accrual of unlawful presence. But it does not “restore” the alien to a substantively lawful immigration status. She is still amenable to removal as a deportable alien under section 237(a)(1)(C) of the Act because she has remained after the expiration of her nonimmigrant admission. Section a(6) (3 Year and 10 Year Bars) has this to say: "An alien with a pending adjustment of status application, who has accrued more than 180 days of unlawful presence time, will trigger the bars to admission, if he or she travels outside the United States subsequent to the issuance of an advance parole document." I don't think most people stay that long, but for someone in my situation it would trigger a 3-year bar if I left the country on AP.
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