I-485 Application Approved for Derivative Spouse of Employment Based Adjustment Applicant whose Application had been Separated from Principal

We filed an I-485 adjustment of status application for a principal alien and derivative spouse on the basis of an approved I-140 National Interest Waiver Petition. The adjustment of status of the principal alien was approved expeditiously but the adjustment of status of the derivative spouse remained pending. This separation of family member applications is not unusual at USCIS. Our immigration attorneys made numerous follow-up inquiries with USCIS and congressional authorities which resulted in the approval of the green card application of the derivative spouse.

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