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A: Hello! USCIS officers can be mysterious for various reasons - they may be new, they may need supervisor approval, or they may genuinely need more time to review the file if they weren't able to do so in detail beforehand. Whatever the case, if they haven't asked you for anything specific and there were no concerns raised during the interview, then more likely than not, the file review is a formality and your case will soon be approved. You should probably except to receive an oath appointment letter in 30-45 days. Good luck!
A: Hello! Firstly, I want to make sure you're using the most recent version of the I-864 - please make sure you download from uscis.gov.
I believe the questions you are referring to are part 6, question 19a-c. You should put your total income from the returns in these boxes, even though they may have included your ex-spouse's income. USCIS will understand from your W-2 and/or 1099 forms what your individual income was last year. As long as your latest year's individual income and current income exceeds the poverty guidelines for your household size, you should be fine. No need to get anything from your ex-spouse.
A: Hello! Your I-140 approval doesn't actually confer any lawful status on you. Unless/until you file your I-485 application, which will put you in a period of authorized stay, you still need to maintain some type of nonimmigrant status (such as F-1) in order to stay legally in the US. You won't be maintaining F-1 status if you drop out of your program.