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

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Our first case status update blog post since July due to how busy we have been! The hard-working immigration attorneys at The Shapiro Law Firm have secured numerous approvals for our clients since our last post. So many in fact, that we are breaking up the update into 2 parts yet again! Here is Part 1 of 2 of our recent case status approvals. Part 2 will be posted within the week. Congratulations again to all of our clients!

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

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

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

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

  • Native and citizen Cote d'Ivoire (initial) who is in Removal/ Deportation Proceedings:

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

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

  • Native and citizen of Senegal (initial) who is in Removal/ Deportation Proceedings:

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

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

  • Native and citizen of Indonesia (renewal), whose Removal/ Deportation Proceedings is also currently Administratively Closed:

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:

  • Client, (hereinafter, client “T”), is a native and citizen of Mexico who entered the U.S. on a K-1 Fiancee visa. T married her U.S. Citizen Spouse within 90 days of her entry and subsequently applied to Adjust her Status to that of a Lawful Permanent Resident. T is now waiting for her Green Card interview and is happy that she can legally work and travel abroad while she waits:

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

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

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

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

  • Client, (hereinafter, client “W”), a native of Pakistan and citizen of Canada initially entered the U.S. with a TN Visa. W subsequently married a U.S. Citizen, who file an Alien Relative Marriage Petition on her behalf. We concurrently filed for her Green Card, along with an EAD and advance parole travel document. The EAD and travel document were both approved on the same day and W should have received a joint EAD/ advance parole card. But, when W received her EAD card, it did NOT say “Serves as I-512 Advance Parole.” I immediately submitted an online case status inquiry for W to find out if there was a mistake or if she would be receiving the travel document separately. Shortly after submitting the inquiry, USCIS sent us a letter that her EAD card contained a mistake and she needed to mail back the card so that they could issue her a new one! A few months later USCIS fixed the error and notified W that the corrected card, containing both her permission to work and permission to re-enter the U.S. has been approved:

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

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

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

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

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

  • Client, (hereinafter, client “S”), is a native and citizen of Cote d’’Ivoire. S received approval for his renewal EAD, which is based on his application for Adjustment of Status. S is married to a U.S. Citizen and came to us after he and his wife filed the I-130 marriage petition and Green Card applications to represent them in the Stokes Interview. We helped S and his wife prepare for the Stokes interview and then attended it with them. The I-130 marriage petition was approved a few days after the Stokes Interview. S is now waiting or the I-485 approval so that he can finally become a Lawful Permanent Resident.

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

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

Employment Authorization Document (EAD) for other categories:

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

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

  • Client, (hereinafter, client “V”), who is a native and citizen of Jamaica received an initial approval for employment authorization. V is a VAWA self-petitioner. The category listed on the EAD card is for approved VAWA self-petitioners, but we have not gotten official word her VAWA petition was approved so V is still anxiously waiting for said confirmation! V is also waiting for her Green Card interview that is based on the VAWA petition.

Employment Authorization (EAD) Card

Employment Authorization (EAD) Card

Advance Parole Travel Document Approved for Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applicant:

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

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

  • Client, (hereinafter, client “Z”), is a native and citizen of Ecuador. Z is currently in the U.S. on an H-1B visa that was recently approved for renewal. Z’s employer filed an employment-based visa for him, and Z concurrently filed for his Green Card and advance parole travel document.

Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewal Approvals - We are also happy to announce the following DACA renewals were approved in less than 1 month! We are closely monitoring the status of DACA as the court challenges continue throughout the country. Check back for periodic websites on the status of DACA in our blog:

  • Native and citizen of Jamaica:

I-797C, Notice of Action - I-821D Approval Notice

I-797C, Notice of Action - I-821D Approval Notice

  • Native and citizen of China:

I-797C, Notice of Action - I-821D Approval Notice

I-797C, Notice of Action - I-821D 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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