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    Thanks Fatima for the in-put. I initially started the process in December 1997, it has taken all this time for California to process. The reason I'm hoping to get the green card in March 2003 is because California are approximately taking 1 year to process adjustment of status.

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    Beverly...when my husband got his green card (employment, too), the INS didn't ask him anything about his work.

    Why did you have to wait 5 years to get your EAD??
    Are you sure that you will get your GC in March/03?

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    Filed at California. After waiting almost 5 years I received my EAD August 2002. Hope to receive my green card March 2003 (employment based). My question is after waiting so long (I really dont want to jeopardize application) will the INS request some sort of proof that I am working for the sponsoring Company before I receive approval & green card. Any input would be much appreciated

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    I missed the April 30th deadline, so I wasn't able to apply under the 245i provision. What can I do now?

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    I'm in the same boat...My priority date has changed from 365 to 775...Why has the Texas Center changed the time without a notice for the applicants??

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    Rocky,
    You were inspected and you came here legally but you just abused your status that made you out of status not illegal. My friend was in the same shoes like you but had applied for the provision. She has an employment petition and AOS pending and just got he fingrprints and EAD.Did you get to apply for the 245(i) provision??

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    Some people are ineligible to adjust their status.....a crewman fits that category.

    http://www.ins.gov/graphics/howdoi/LPReligibility.htm#k

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    OK so I failed to return to my ship, why is this not considered an overstay. My I-95 allowed me 29 days in the US. What is the difference? What can I do now? I have an approved EAC (which will expire on 12/2/02-have filed for extension, but no answer yet). Am I a candidate for deporation or will they give me more time?

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    If I wasn't inspected why do I have an I-95 arrival/departue record? What is considered as being inspected? Thanks for the info.

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    It is not the fact that you had a Crewman's pass. It's the fact that you failed to leave. That minute, you were in illegal status w/o knowledge or clearance by the INS.

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    You are entered as crewmen and fail to depart. you was not inspected thats why your I-485 was denied. you are entered illigally thats what presumed by INS.
    Under 245.1 (b) (2) you are bared to adjust your status. I will be surprised if INS will adjust your pending application. thats the fact.

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    I filed my I-485 along with I-130 Sept. 2001, got approval of I-130 and still waiting on I-485. INS originally denied I-485 based on entry into the US as a crewman without inspection and missed the April 30th deadline. But I had a I-95 crewman's pass for 29 days and I failed to return to the ship. My real delemia is from what I have read the inspectors would not have issued the I-95 without me providing proof of legality to come to the US. I just don't understand what the hold up is. Why they won't consider me to have entered legally with inspection and issue me a green card. The I-130 was approved so a family based visa is available for me. Why does it take so long. The wait is driving me crazy.

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    No.

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    Prag...has the INS explained what is causing the delay?

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    I filled I-485 in april 1997 along with I-130 I-130 got approved in 1998 but I-485 is pending, still waiting, not even finger print.

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