Originally Posted by rahul2699
not again!! you sound similar to PlainSpeak ...F1's are not applying for GC while on non-immigrant status they are applying for H1-B to be a temporary immigrant first. If you think you didnt mis-state facts at the time of visa interview -- why didn't you/aren't planning to leave the country after the 1st 3 year H-1 term? Isn't that what you wrote on your DS-160?
having said all that this topic needs to put to rest ..its boring to see same garbage over and over in different posts.
Here is the difference.
H1B is a dual intent visa. They can switch to an immigrant visas later on. In fact vast majority of H1Bs coming directly don't even think of GC when they come here. Most of them change their decision later on.
F1: Most of the guys come here as a convenient way to enter US and then apply for GC. When they are at the consulate, they swear to the officer they don't intend to immigrate while they already have plans to settle here. You don't convince me. I know this personally. You can lie whatever you want to consulate. But we know the truth. I don't want to go into more details. You know it, I know it.
So stop looking down on Indian graduates as if nobody else knows what you guys are doing.