Q: Hi, I am currently studying in the USA and hold F-1 Visa status. My wife is a US citizen.
Hi, I am currently studying in the USA and hold F-1 Visa status. My wife is a US citizen. We wanted to apply for the immigration status this month. Do these new restrictions preclude our chances of applying to it?
I am currently living in the US
A: The immigration suspension does not affect adjustment of status for people already in the U.S. as of April 23, 2020. See my recent blog article on my website, "Coronavirus Immigration Suspension: Who is Exempt?" for more information.
A: Under the fact pattern you described, you can adjust status to obtain your work permit and green card as long as you meet other requirements that would not render you inadmissible. Consider working with counsel. Some of us charge a very affordable flat fee for representation that would last throughout the life of the case per the G-28.
A: The proclamation that was issued this week by the White House does not impact a filing for adjustment of status with USCIS. If you are not otherwise inadmissible, you can file for a request to adjust your status.
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