GC filling and tourist Visa expiry
I filed I-130 and i-485(adjust of status) for my parents. They are already in US. Their 6month Visa(given in the immigration when arrived in US) expires end of Aug. Since i filed I-485 and i-130 and USCIS have sent us the receipt number, can they stay here until GC approved or have to go back by Aug end? any other suggestions?
Thank you in advance!
I believe a US citizen filing for parents may have its advantage because of the immediate relationship factor. That may allow them to stay here and procure the green card here in the country itself and the present expiring status may not be a topic of obstacle, but it is definitely not the same for students or employees adjusting the status, they have to have certain status while adjusting be it TPS or any other non-immigrant instances. The 'out of status' factor can be detrimental in their cases. I hope if somebody knows better or more, please pitch in, because I am not a lawyer as such.
The only thing that may or may not be an issue would be if your parents are asked why did they use the visitor visa to adjust the statuses as the intent of this visa is non-immigrant. They came to the country as 'tourists' but now they are immigrating. This I am not sure if will be a red flag. It varies cases to cases that is for sure.
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