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Old Jul 17th 2020, 11:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
Personally I find "peace of mind" incompleting the fairly basic forms myself, rather than supplying the same information to lawyer, with same risk of errors, and then paying a lawyer to have their clerk transfer the data to another form where there is additional risk of errors being made. But maybe that's just me.
I know me more than any lawyer and know where to look for errors. But in today's USA, I'm still thinking it might be worth having that extra peace of mind, especially with the new I-944 which is just bonkers crazy.
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Old Jul 18th 2020, 12:56 am
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Can you tell me more about this?
Basically if you have a job offer and/or can show hardship due to lack of income, you may be able to get your EAD expedited.

Same goes if you can prove you have immediate need to travel abroad, you can request expedited AP

Of course, no guarantees the expedite request will be approved.

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Old Jul 18th 2020, 2:13 am
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Can you tell me more about this?
It hasn't been proven lately in the world of COVID and impending furloughs of USCIS personnel that this is still a viable option but if the EAD beneficiary is suffering a financial hardship from not being able to work (which isn't you since you are already here on a work visa) or has a job offer they might be able to ask USCIS to expedite their EAD.
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Old Jul 18th 2020, 2:17 am
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Originally Posted by petepete99 View Post
I know me more than any lawyer and know where to look for errors. But in today's USA, I'm still thinking it might be worth having that extra peace of mind, especially with the new I-944 which is just bonkers crazy.
Using an attorney that you can see and sit across from is the only way to properly retain someone to do your paperwork for you.

These organizations found online such as Boundless are places that have an attorney on the masthead and all the work is done by either clerical workers or paralegals. It is a waste of money, time and faith.

90% of people are able to do the forms themselves (DIY). If you are one of the 10% that lives in fear that they will make a mistake, then hire an attorney and not an online organization.
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Old Jul 21st 2020, 11:19 pm
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It hasn't been proven lately in the world of COVID and impending furloughs of USCIS personnel that this is still a viable option but if the EAD beneficiary is suffering a financial hardship from not being able to work (which isn't you since you are already here on a work visa) or has a job offer they might be able to ask USCIS to expedite their EAD.
You say this isn't me, but if my L-1B for whatever reason doesn't renew at the end of the year, would that be justification for an expedite request? I wouldn't be able work for my L-1B sponsoring employer if the L-1B either doesn't renew or is delayed. PWC are the immigration attorneys and I'm sure they'll do everything to mitigate the risk but with the current climate we're in and with Trump in charge, I simply can't take anything for granted...
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Old Jul 22nd 2020, 1:08 am
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All you could do is try if that happens. No guarantees.

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Old Jul 22nd 2020, 2:21 am
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You say this isn't me, but if my L-1B for whatever reason doesn't renew at the end of the year, would that be justification for an expedite request? I wouldn't be able work for my L-1B sponsoring employer if the L-1B either doesn't renew or is delayed. PWC are the immigration attorneys and I'm sure they'll do everything to mitigate the risk but with the current climate we're in and with Trump in charge, I simply can't take anything for granted...
I seem to recall. that timely extension applications result in a 240 day extension of employment authorization. Given that I’m retired I don’t recall if this is still in place.

Your questions are good, but I sense you may very well be on of those people I had in mind when I wrote about “peace of mind” having value.
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