Orlando, FL asked in Immigration Law for Florida

Q: Where do I start? Can I get an EAD without applying for the I-485 concurrently?

I have a daughter that is 20 that is my preparer and translator. She is trying to help me get an EAD. I had one but it expired in 2007. I came to the USA legally with a visa in 2002. My EAD was in c09 status. All my documents have expired. My passport/visa. Parole paper, EAD. Also I’m here in the USA.

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Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: More information is needed. If your EAD was based upon c(09) status, then it was due to a pending adjustment of status at that time. However, you never adjusted status. We need more information on what took place around 2007 that prevented you from becoming a lawful permanent resident before making a recommendation.

As a result, I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent and experienced immigration attorney, like myself, who can take enough time to provide reasonable legal advice.

The above is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.

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Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: No. You are not eligible for an EAD unless you have an adjustment of status pending.

Kevin D. Slattery Esq.
Kevin D. Slattery Esq.
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Tampa, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Consider having a consultation with a competent, experienced immigration attorney who can review the facts of your case with you to provide an informed opinion. Additional information beyond that which you provided in your question is needed. Many attorneys now offer online video consultations, as does my firm. Good luck to you.

Patricia C. Wall-Santiago
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Patricia C. Wall-Santiago
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

A: Dear Daughter,

As the other attorneys explained, to better assess your mother's situation, we need more information to assist better or guide you. Immigration Law is complicated and has a lot of nuances and intricacies to it. Nothing is ever as it seems. Before you waste your time and/or money, I strongly recommend speaking to an experienced immigration attorney. If you cannot afford one, try reaching out to a legal non-profit in your area; they should help for free or at low cost—best of luck to you and your mom.

Kind regards,

Patricia C. Wall

Practice Limited to US Immigration Law

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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