College Park, MD asked in Immigration Law for Maryland

Q: I have applied for my adjustment of status based on marriage to a US citizen. I was using a joint sponsor

For some reason, my joint sponsor couldn't provide me her tax returns, so I used my own income from my current job, with my husband to meet the income requirement. They had a condition, that if I am using my own income I had to provide a letter from my employer stating that i will keep my job after getting green card, which I did provide. A month from filing my application they still requested for evidence and asked me to provide my joint sponsors tax returns, which I did. So I am assuming that they did not consider my income maybe. My question is once I get my greencard, can I change my job and work for some other employer. If I am getting a job that pays me more than my current income, can I change my job or not?. It is really confusing and I really need help and advise.

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1 Lawyer Answer

Dawn Chere Sequeira

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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Bethesda, MD

A: Since you are applying based on marriage, IF you get your green card, you can work anywhere. Note that USCIS will not count your wages if you worked "without authorized employment." Any income you earned must be with an EAD card or other authorized employment status. Hopefully your sponsor qualifies...otherwise your case will be denied.

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