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Good Afternoon,I'm presently seeking informations concerning changing employer after obtaining a employment based green card. I have been with them for 6 months now and I'm having a job opportunity to evolve in my career. I would like to stay with this employer part time now and move with somebody else Full time. Before making any moves, I'd like some guidance about what would be the best procedure in order not to affect the later process of citizenship.Thank you

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the U.S. government?

Yes I already have my green card. Please read on top.

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Not yet

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Immigration Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 22 days ago
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Immigration Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 22 days ago

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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
Good afternoon James,I am trying to know if changing my full time employer after having my green card for 6 months would be a problem when I apply for my citizenship later.
Customer reply replied 22 days ago
I'm planning to stay in the same field with the new job, but still work part time with the old employer.
Customer reply replied 22 days ago
I have read online about staying around 6 months, but this looks like it isn't really a rule.
Immigration Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 22 days ago

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ANSWER: There is no way to know if it will be a problem. In thinking about this, you have to keep in mind that the whole purpose of getting you a green card through employment is to help the employer who could not find US workers (PERM), and not to get you a green card. The US doesn't just hand them out; it is a convenient outcome for you. So that is the premise from which which we need to work.

Now, the law says that if you leave within 2 years of getting the card, you have the burden of proof, if the question is raised, that you intended the position to be a permanent hire, and that you and the employer did not intend for you to leave after you got the green card. After 2 years, the USCIS has to prove that your intent was never to be permanent.

Technically, the law says 2 years; and they can hold you to that. But in practice, if you are with the employer for 1 year, you are safe. ^ months to 1 year has also been acceptable, but the likelihood of questions being raised is a little higher than if it were 1 year or more.

So again, there is no way for me to know if you are going to have issues. I would be prepared for the possibility, considering the current state of the administration and it's view on immigration. But do not be overly concerned.

I hope that answers your questions.

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