Keller, TX asked in Employment Law and Immigration Law for Texas

Q: If I work right now with an EAD, is it possible for my green card status to go to a pending status?

I want to work right now if I can without getting any process denied but, I want to get opinions from other lawyers.

1 Lawyer Answer

Hector E. Quiroga

  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: One cannot simply apply for a work authorization; there has to be an underlying basis for it. If you have that basis, then working prior should have no impact on your ability to apply for a green card. If you have no other basis to apply for a work authorization, you might as well apply for the green card, all other factors being equal. It is possible to apply for work authorization while your green card is being adjudicated.

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