Q: Status adjustment through marriage with US citizen
I got married recently with a Venezuelan and he has a pending asylum case which he filed after one year of arriving in the US with a tourist visa. As of today his work permit is expired. I want to submit petition i-130 along with adjustment of status. Which issues is he going encounter in the process since he filed for the asylum after 1 year of being in the US?
Also, in the process of application; USCIS ask for his current work history and we are not sure if providing his current employer info would be a good idea. Since his work permit expired recently, his employer will ask for new permit/social security (which he has, but expired.)
A: It is difficult to determine what issues one would encounter during the immigration process without very particular details regarding the applicants entry, applications submitted, immigrations history, etc.
Regarding employment questions on Form I-485, check the USCIS Policy Manual at https://www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-7 for information related to your situation and employment authorization. Additionally, the form instructions have very good guidance on the process. I highly recommend engaging a competent immigration lawyer to assist with your petition and application.
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