Immigration attorneys wont file for EAD before AOS/I-485


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Dear forum members, 

I recently got I-140 approved (EB2) and have ported the PD which happens to be July 2008. Per March Visa Bulletin table 5B, which is at 22APR09 for EB2, I should be able to file for EAD at-least while I wait for PD to become current for filing I-485. However, the immigration attorneys at my company will not agree to the same stating that "EAD is a benefit of pending I-485 application and as such can only be filed along with I-485 application. Based on current regulations, it is not possible to file for EAD on its own". 

Is it correct? My understanding is that I am eligible to file for EAD. How can I convince them? What rules/links/sites should I show them to make them understand (even though they are immigration attorneys!). 

Thanks a lot in advance!

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