I have been on EAD/AP since 2010, and have also had a H1B. I would like to quit my current job and start a business of my own, which may not be very similar to my current work. My current EAD/AP expires in Jan 2020. 1. Can I and my wife apply for EAD/AP without having an employer, perhaps in the process of starting my own business? 2. Any advice on what I can do to retain my priority date and not jeopardize my green card approval?