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Hello, I'm a teenager who wants to work but is in a tough and odd immigration spot.

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the U.S. government?

I have. My green card was stolen in 2016. But my family and I filed for an N-600 which was received on March 2017. We are still waiting for it to be approved.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer about this?

Not really.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No not at the moment

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Another info: I got a job, but I'm worried about presenting my SSN card when my forms are still pending.
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Sorry for the delay. I just ask that if it is bad news that you not shoot the messenger. Shooting the messenger is either leaving a negative rating (usually reserved for rude or unprofessional experts) or not leaving a positive rating at all.

Do you know why the N-600 has been delayed?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I live in Boston and recently found out the average processing times are 14.5 months to 17 months for the Boston USCIS.
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Unfortunately, I cannot call because my phone isn't with me.

Well, you have two choices:

1) You can file an I-90 to get a replacement green card and once you get the I-90 receipt a few weeks from now, you can go to the following: https://my.uscis.gov/appointment and make an appointment with a USCIS officer to see them in person and take the I-90 receipt and your passport and ask them to stamp your passport with a temporary I-551 stamp that can used to work and travel for 12 months.

2) You can ask that they expedite the N-600 if you have an urgent or emergency reason. Here are two links in regards ***** *****:

http://www.uscis.gov/forms/expedite-criteria

https://www.uscis.gov/policymanual/HTML/PolicyManual-Volume1-PartA-Chapter12.html

If you do not expedite and the processing is not outside of the "normal" processing time, there isn't much you can do.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
For option 1) What if I don't have a passport?

Well, that complicates matters. You should ask your country's embassy or consulate in the U.S. to provide you with one. That may also take a few weeks.

Thank you for the positive rating. If you would like to request me in the future for a different topic, please remember to put FOR GUILLERMO in the subject line and message box. Good luck to you!

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