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How many of you are in the boat of not having a green card

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How many of you are in the boat of not having a green card [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2007, 11:40
but expecting it any time soon. But USCIS is so unpredictable. What can be done. For me I am an EB1 applicant and visa availabiliity is not even an issue. I am stuck in damn FBI security clearance process.
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Re: How many of you are in the boat of not having a green ca [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2007, 11:46
Check out immigrationportal.com. It has details on how you can contact your local senator to expedite and/or check status on the FBI name check progress. I know more about the process than I care..PM me if you want to talk about it.

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but expecting it any time soon. But USCIS is so unpredictable. What can be done. For me I am an EB1 applicant and visa availabiliity is not even an issue. I am stuck in Oops FBI security clearance process.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2007, 12:07
I am thinkign of doing that but there is another way to deal with this is to file writ of mandamus (WOM) which is basically filign a lawsuit against USCIS and FBI

Will wait for couple of months before I get desperate
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2007, 12:12
I would advice against that. Your senator can really expedite this for you.

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 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2007, 14:18
Remember that a green card obtained through the labor certification process is a promise from you and the company to USCIS that you intend to work full time in that job after you adjust status (ie get your green card).

Be careful about getting your card and quitting shortly thereafter - either to another company or even to school. At least be aware of the potential risks. Applying to fulltime MBA programs while adjusting status via labor cert could have implications as well regarding your actual "intent".

How would it come up? Your company complains to USCIS when you bolt. Or, when you apply to naturalize and they ask you how long you worked at Company X or see on your tax returns that you did not appear to work there very long. Or when you renew your green card.

There is no hard and fast rule that I am aware of, but the conventional wisdom appears to be ... stay with sponsoring company at least 6 months after you get your green card.

Just throwing out food for thought. I'd recommend consulting with a reputable immigration attorney.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2007, 14:53
That is correct. That was one of the reasons why I didn't consider b-school earlier. I got mine two years ago.

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Remember that a green card obtained through the labor certification process is a promise from you and the company to USCIS that you intend to work full time in that job after you adjust status (ie get your green card).

Be careful about getting your card and quitting shortly thereafter - either to another company or even to school. At least be aware of the potential risks. Applying to fulltime MBA programs while adjusting status via labor cert could have implications as well regarding your actual "intent".

How would it come up? Your company complains to USCIS when you bolt. Or, when you apply to naturalize and they ask you how long you worked at Company X or see on your tax returns that you did not appear to work there very long. Or when you renew your green card.

There is no hard and fast rule that I am aware of, but the conventional wisdom appears to be ... stay with sponsoring company at least 6 months after you get your green card.

Just throwing out food for thought. I'd recommend consulting with a reputable immigration attorney.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2007, 15:01
Does any of this stuff apply to "Canadians"?

What type of visa does a Canadian citizen need to study and work (internship) in the US? and is it difficult to get?

Also how does this affect the loans?
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2007, 18:36
Mrs GMATT73, and processing one for her is more painful than having a root canal operation while suffering from a broken arm. Darn Patriot Act really tightened the immigration standards.
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