Case Status Update: Marriage-based Green Card Approved; Work Permit & Travel Document for Adjustment Applicant Approved; Work Permit Approvals for Asylum Applicants
Marriage-Based Green Card Approved: Today Attorney Shaffer attended a marriage interview at USCIS with a client. (hereinafter, "X"), who is a native and citizen of the United Kingdom, and his U.S. Citizen wife. X entered the United States on an L-1 Visa and met his wife at work. They got married a little over a year ago and X's wife filed a marriage petition on his behalf. X concurrently file his Green Card application. After a short interview with USCIS, the Immigration Officer informed X and his wife that the petition and application is approved! This means that X is no officially a Conditional Green Card holder! X and his wife live together with their dog in Manhattan.
Because X and his wife have been married for less than 2 years, X will have to file to Remove Conditions on his Permanent Residency to get his Permanent Resident Card (10-Year Green Card) 3 months before the 2 year anniversary of receiving his Green Card.
Work Permit & Travel Document Approved: Today we received approval notices for a work permit and travel document for our client who is a native and citizen of Mali, (hereinafter "Y"). Y received his EAD and travel document as an adjustment applicant. Y's Green Card application is based on the marriage petition filed by his USC Wife. While Y waits for the approval notice, he can work legally in the United States with the Work Permit and leave and re-enter the country with the travel document as if he was a Green Card holder. Y and his wife should be scheduled for a Marriage Interview shortly.
Work Permit Approved for Asylum Applicant: We also received a work permit approval for two clients who are husband and wife and are natives and citizens of Nigeria, (hereinafter, "Z" & "A"). Z and A are both Asylum Applicants. Z, A and their son are awaiting their interview wit the Asylum Office.
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