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Yes, I am in OPT status. No I do not yet have the possibility of an H-1B, if I did I would not have asked for advice! The OPT status will end and would not make my situation easier or harder even if I did not have immigrant intent.
By the way, I read one of your replies to a person who wanted to have an H-1B employee deported for switching employers and you gave that person incorrect advice. It is not illegal for an H1-B employee to switch employers without changing their H1-B visa. The new employer simply has to file for a new H1-B visa for the employee pretty much as soon as the employee starts working for the new employer. If a second H1-B application is pending the employee can legally continue to work. This is a not so recent amendment to immigration law which you should be aware of, in case someone else asks you!
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That question was posted 2 days ago. By the way I can't rate you because I have not received or seen a link for doing that.
My question is, what are my current legal options for staying in the country, besides getting an H-1B (which I cannot get from an employer who is laying off people)?
I did not have immigrant intent when I got the F1 visa, so what was I supposed to do? Stop going to school?
Following up to emails receive. I have no further questions so far and I have submitted a rating.
Ok. No problem. Thank you so much! Good luck to you!
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