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I was wondering if you could answer my question regarding my OPT status.
My OPT started in July 2013, and I have been having interviews with a potential employer. This employer is not supporting any work visa when my OPT expires in July 2014. However, my fiancee (a US citizen) and I are planning to get married at the end of this year and immediately applying for Adjustment of Status, I-765, and a Green Card so that I will have proper work permit or a green card before my OPT expires.
The concern that my potential employer has is whether my OPT will be void once I file for AOS, I-765. and Green Card and while I wait for the approval for them (therefore causing me to not be able to work legally while I wait for approval for I-765 or a Green Card). The employer wants to make sure that there will not be any gap time where I will not be authorized to work while I wait for the approval for AOS, I-765, and a Green Card.
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