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Change Of Jobs Post Gc

Discussion in 'Keeping your green card' started by GCquestion, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. GCquestion

    GCquestion New Member

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    My IT consulting employer, with whom I have been working for last 4 years, filed my I-140 & I-485 concurrently under the EB1-C category in November 2014. My green card was approved on March 12, 2015 (4 months from filing). The employer has since lost a number of client projects/assignments (including my project in early March 2015 prior to approval of green card). I am still a full time paid employee of my sponsoring employer and waiting to be placed on a new project but afraid that my employment may be terminated due to decline in business prospects of the sponsoring employer.
    I have a few questions:

    1) I understand that termination of the project (not employment) prior to green card approval should not have any impact on my current green card due to the EB1-C category. Can you please confirm?
    2) Would my termination by the sponsoring employer due to the declining business conditions described above shortly after receipt of green card have any impact on my current green card or future naturalization process?
    3) Is there any "legal" timeline before loss/change of employment with sponsoring employer after approval of green card?
    4) Can I proactively search for jobs given the uncertainty around my current job or do I have to wait to be terminated before I can start my job search?

    I fully intend to work for my sponsoring employer for the long term but would appreciate some legal advice given the employment uncertainty.
  2. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    Since conditions have changed unexpectedly, you are safe and don't need to worry.

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