Have anyone received similar RFE for Maintaing status?
I have received RFE on my H1B Premium processing case. My case is being processed in California center. The RFE looks very subjective and confusing.
I am currently enrolled in a CPT school and pursuing my second MS at this university. I have a 6 day gap in two semesters when I was not enrolled between 28th Dec to 5th Jan. I was working 1-2 days out of those 6 days and my employer ran the payroll for that period.
My lawyer has submitted all my I-20s from 1st MS, Current MS I-20s with CPT authorization on it and 3 Paystubs while filing the H1B visa on April 1st 2014. I am not sure, why I got RFE for my case since I submitted everything.
My lawyer submitted the latest I-20 that has the CPT work authorization until Apr 28th 2014.
Is the RFE due to those 6 days when I worked without having CPT authorization between 28th Dec 2013- 5th Jan 2014?
Here are the actual words from my RFE:
EVIDENCE PERTAINING TO BENEFICIARY’S STATUS
Maintaing Status: Provide the following evidence that the benificiary was in a valid non-immigrant status at the time when present petition was filed:
F1 Student Status D/S+60: Provide a copy of applicant’s current Form I-688, Employment authorization document and a copy of applicant’s paystubs for the last two periods with her CPT employer.
END OF RFE
I have a follow-up question on RFE that: Why would the immigration officer request for I-688, Employment authorization document and not current CPT I-20, since I-688, EAD is for OPT.
Please help regarding what to respond for this RFE?