Unauthorized employment after Adjustment of Status has been filed

I am on an F-1student visa but recently got
married to my long time girlfriend who is a US
Citizen and filed for AOS in February 2018.
However I have engaged in unauthorized
employment by accepting an internship that
started May 29th till August 20th 2018Less
than a 180 days. Prior to filing for my AOS and
EAD I had been in legal status with a clean
record. I was hoping I would receive my EAD
before my internship started. This internship is
a great opportunity I couldnt turn down the
experience as my field of study is very
competitive and experience based. I intend to
stop working immediately after the internship
ends I would like to know if my AOS application
could be denied based on my brief violation or
any legal options that are available to me.

Asked on June 5, 2018 under Immigration Law, Tennessee

Answers:

SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

If you are adjusting status on the basis of marriage to a US citizen, any prior unauthorized employment is forgiven so you do not need to worry about it and even if asked, you can safely disclose that you worked because it will be forgiven.

SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

If you are adjusting status on the basis of marriage to a US citizen, any prior unauthorized employment is forgiven so you do not need to worry about it and even if asked, you can safely disclose that you worked because it will be forgiven.


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