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Case Status Update: Approvals- Employment Authorization Documents (EAD), Travel Documents & VAWA Approvals (Part 1 of 2)

A new Case Status Update is finally here! The hard-working attorneys at The Shapiro Law Firm have been so busy that we have not been able to post about all of our new client approvals since February! Since so many cases have been approved since then, we will be posting all of the approvals in multiple parts. Here is Part 1 of 3. Part 2 will be posted within the next week.

Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) Approved - Initial and Renewals: We received the following approval notices for Initial & Approval Work Permits (EAD):

I-797C, Notice of Action - I-765 Approval Notice


  • Native and citizen of Mali (initial):

I-797C, Notice of Action - I-765 Approval Notice


I-797C, Notice of Action - I-765 Approval Notice

  • Natives and citizens Cote d'Ivoire - husband and wife (initial):

I-797C, Notice of Action - I-765 Approval Notice

I-797C, Notice of Action - I-765 Approval Notice


  • Native and citizen of Indonesia (initial):

I-797C, Notice of Action - I-765 Approval Notice


  • Natives and citizens of Indonesia - husband, wife and their minor children (initial):

I-797C, Notice of Action - I-765 Approval Notice

I-797C, Notice of Action - I-765 Approval Notice

I-797C, Notice of Action - I-765 Approval Notice


Employment Authorization and Advance Parole Travel Documents for Adjustment of Status Applicants (Based on Marriage to U.S. Citizen) were approved for the following clients over the past few months:

  • Native and citizen of Brazil:

I-797C, Notice of Action - I-131 Approval Notice

I-797C, Notice of Action - I-765 Approval Notice


  • Native and citizen of Mali:

I-797C, Notice of Action - I-131Approval Notice

I-797C, Notice of Action - I-765 Approval Notice


I-797C, Notice of Action - I-131 Approval Notice

I-797C, Notice of Action - I-765 Approval Notice


I-797C, Notice of Action - I-131 Approval Notice

I-797C, Notice of Action - I-765 Approval Notice


Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Approvals for other Adjustment of Status Applicants:

  • Client who is a native and citizen of Mali. Her Adjustment of Status application is based on her status as an Asylee.

I-797C, Notice of Action - I-765 Approval Notice


  • Client who is also a native and citizen of Mali. Her Adjustment of Status application is based on her approved VAWA Petition for being an abused spouse of a U.S. Citizen.

I-797C, Notice of Action - I-765 Approval Notice


  • Client who is a native and citizen of Trinidad and Tobago. Her Adjustment of Status applications is also based on her VAWA Petition (recently approved, see below) for being an abused spouse of a U.S. Citizen.

I-797, Notice of Action - I-765 Approval Notice


I-797C, Notice of Action - I-765 Approval Notice

  • Client who is a native and citizen of Mali. His adjustment of status application is based on marriage to a U.S. Citizen. He came to us after his I-485 application was denied (within 30 days of the denial). We filed a motion to reopen/reconsider the I-485 denial. The motion is still pending, but we were able to renew his EAD while he waits for the new decision.


Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Approvals for Other Categories:

  • Native and citizen of Senegal. His EAD is based on his Order of Supervision.

I-797C, Notice of Action - I-765 Approval Notice


I-797C, Notice of Action - I-765 Approval Notice


I-797C, Notice of Action - I-765 Approval Notice


    Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Approvals - We received the following approvals for clients who filed for an immigrant visa as an abused spouse of a U.S. Citizen:

    I-797, Notice of Action - I-360 Approval Notice

    • Our client, (hereinafter, client “X”), who is a native and citizen of Nigeria had his VAWA petition approved. X is a male who married a female U.S. Citizen. Not long after their marriage, X’s wife physically assaulted him by spraying mace in his eyes and then robbing him in broad daylight. Although the physical assault would be enough for the abuse element for the VAWA petition, X’s wife also subjected him to verbal abuse that we provided extensive documentation of. X is now finally scheduled for his I-485 interview next month and should be a Permanent Resident soon.


    • Our second VAWA approval is for a client, (hereinafter, client “W”), who is a native and citizen of Trinidad and Tobago. W came to us after her VAWA petition was pending for hers with no decision. We contacted USCIS to find out what was going on and received a request for evidence a few weeks later. We helped W identify and obtain the missing supporting documentation and her case was finally approved a few months later. W also has an order of removal, so our next step in her case is to file a motion to reopen and terminate her case so that she can apply for her Green Card with the Immigration Judge, or preferably with USCIS.

    I-797, Notice of Action - I-360 Approval Notice


    We wish all of our recently-approved clients the best of luck!


    **If you need representation in Removal/ Deportation proceedings or with help filing for immigration benefits, contact an experienced immigration attorney at The Shapiro Law Firm today to get started!**


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