Originally Posted by japs19
Regardless of one using AC21 or not, CBP officer can ask the same question and harass if they want. There is no law to begin with that defines that you have to be working for the petitioner when one is filing for AOS or any stage of GC process. GC based on employment is for "future" employment.
Ethically it makes sense to work for the employer who you will be working on a "long" term project and who wants you to get permanent residency. There is no agreement or obligation that restricts employee to reject the employment in the future or employee to not return and that in eyes of CBP officers is a FRAUD.
I have read blogs where people write that they were told to sit for 2-3 hours before they returned the stamped document and same question was asked them and it took them 2-3 hours to figure out whether to let those guys in or deport them.
On the positive note, they can not deport you because you are not working for the original petitioner.
This is such a painful process. Why do we have to go through 3 to 6 hours process when the law allows us to change employers after 180 days ? I see although law allows us to change the employers after 180 days, there is no process around it. It would have been nice , if there was a provision where you inform about the usage of AC21 and USCIS sends an acknowledgment of that, which you will be able to use at POE.
Is this some thing IV can add to their objectives ?