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Is my I-730 application affecting my I-485 application with USCIS?

I filed I-730 application in November 2017 for my wife, who is an asylee. In May 2018 my employer filed my I-485 and I did biometrics that year as well. I have not received anything from USCIS yet on either case. Until now, I have received my EAD and advance parole from my I-485. I have already filed a service request, called USCIS and visited a USCIS office through InfoPass. No one is giving me a definite answer on this. What should I do?

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    Your I-485 appears to be within the average processing times. Please consult your immigration attorney for further details.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    Employment-based AOS files are taking one to four years to be processed. So yeah, they're probably still working on it.

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    Barbara Suri

    Immigration Attorney
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    Your question is "whether your filing of an I-730 is affecting your I-485 application"? Yet you also state that USCIS is acting on your I-485 by having granted your EAD and advance parole. So, really what is your question? I have a question: Are you an asylee? Otherwise I am quite puzzled on how you qualified to file an I-730 for your wife. If she is an asylee, then she did not need your I-730. This is quite confusing. You should consult privately with an immigration attorney. Besides, I do not see the connection to EB-5 visas.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    That should not affect your I-485. The current processing time for I-485 is approximately 12 to 16 months, so your I-485 is not outside the normal processing time.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, you can expect USCIS top look at your entire case file. However your I-485 is not past due. There is, however, nothing wrong with applying under both as refugee following to join and employment adjustment.

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    Marko Issever

    EB-5 Broker Dealer
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    It should not. You might want to schedule another InfoPass appointment since the first one seems like it did not achieve much!

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    It should not unless there are discrepancies in information.

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    Belma Chinchoy

    Immigration Attorney
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    USCIS can take a long time to respond. You can have an attorney take up the case and speak with a supervising officer at USCIS, but you might just need to be patient. I-485s can easily take up to one year.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    Given the fact that you have already filed your application for adjustment of status, based upon your employer's petition and almost a year passed, you can follow up by making an InfoPass appointment, or your attorney or you can ask your local congressional representative or U.S. senator to make an inquiry. The No. 1 inquiry is the processing time for applications for adjustment of status in the district where you reside, as it may well be that they're taking more than a year to adjudicate. You would not want to pursue any alternatives if your waiting period is within the normal waiting period range.

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