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Regarding Trivikram Krishnamurthy's letter (01/28/10 ID) "The CBP appears to believe that a valid unexpired I-94 is the be all and end all of temporary legal status" (I assume "nonimmigrant status" is meant). To my knowledge, that is the only proof of valid nonimmigrant status, although arguably there are other forms of proof of status, or at least quasi-legal status, like an I-485 Fee Receipt (which confers no actual status per se) or an Employment Authorization Document (EAD)(which arguably does confer some benefit, although not status), for those with a pending I-485 or Temporary Protected Status (TPS), or some other status that allows them to temporarily remain in the US legally. CBP should not insist the alien produce an I-94 as the "be all and end all" and should not act arbitrarily. But as the Xiao letter (01/22/10 ID) states, a person's legal status in the US can only be ascertained after a complete review of their circumstances, not simply because they had an I-485 in process. Therefore, if an I-485 is pending and the alien's I-94 is out of status, he/she may be detained and investigated or put into removal proceedings, because, to my knowledge, the filing of an I-485 does not magically toll any statute. However, there is a long-established policy of the immigration service to ignore certain violations and allow adjustment without proceedings, as in the case of spouses and children of US citizens eligible for adjustment. But that is not law - it is policy. If CBP has created a different different policy, they are within their legal rights, but in doing so, create a nightmare of useless bureaucracy that former INS policy had dispensed with years ago. Ah, the nuances of immigration law are boundless and the system needs reform, not CIR.
David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA
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