Dawn M LurieImmigration Attorney
This is a very interesting question. It is important to have experienced legal counsel assist with your situation. You should be given the opportunity to abandon your residency, and I wonder if it was requested in your original filing. At this point, I would suggest opening a dialogue with the Office of Chief Counsel at the local USCIS where you been processed. When you applied for adjustment, were you granted work and travel authorization? It should still be valid, but I would not travel before understanding the implications. Finally, one should look at the merits of the original filing to determine the delay and if any possibility exists for approval. I assume it is one of the cases being held for regulations to be issued under PL 107-273.