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Old 03-18-2009, 07:37 PM
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psaxena,
The cancellation of your H1B will not affect your GC. If the job market is good, you can quickly transfer to another company within 1 to 2 weeks and this may "save" your H1B. Realisticly, I would give it up and use EAD to look for new job.

Now, you mentioned that your I-140 was approved long ago. So, did you use AC21 to port it to your current (the one laying you off) employer? If so, I would assume you'll have to port it back to your old employer (not 100% sure). Since, it is more than 180 days since you filed your I-485, there's nothing the current employer can do to jeopardize your GC.

Good luck.
Fittan
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:42 PM
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psaxena,
The cancellation of your H1B will not affect your GC. If the job market is good, you can quickly transfer to another company within 1 to 2 weeks and this may "save" your H1B. Realisticly, I would give it up and use EAD to look for new job.

Now, you mentioned that your I-140 was approved long ago. So, did you use AC21 to port it to your current (the one laying you off) employer? If so, I would assume you'll have to port it back to your old employer (not 100% sure). Since, it is more than 180 days since you filed your I-485, there's nothing the current employer can do to jeopardize your GC.

Good luck.
Fittan
Nice Contribution.

I know someone who used up (over 6 years or more) her H1B and transferred to another employer using EAD only. Last year she got her green card.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:02 PM
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Post i am in the same boat

I was laid off last week with the reason economic recession in USA and affecting the company. I have applied to many jobs got interviewed in few.

Time is tough and nobody would like to rectruit. They are just trying to freeze and minimize the spending. I don't see that i would be able to get a job soon. Out of the 3 interviews i had 2 of them are positive but nothing would work they want to recruit anybody during this recession time. both the employers asked me whether i would like to work on contract basis.

I am trying to learn about independent contractor pros and cons.

Don't worry if you are laid off. There are few of them in the same situation. there are less chances of getting employed soon. Use your EAD and look for jobs. Its hard to find jobs with H1b.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:24 PM
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I was laid off last week with the reason economic recession in USA and affecting the company. I have applied to many jobs got interviewed in few.

Time is tough and nobody would like to rectruit. They are just trying to freeze and minimize the spending. I don't see that i would be able to get a job soon. Out of the 3 interviews i had 2 of them are positive but nothing would work they want to recruit anybody during this recession time. both the employers asked me whether i would like to work on contract basis.

I am trying to learn about independent contractor pros and cons.

Don't worry if you are laid off. There are few of them in the same situation. there are less chances of getting employed soon. Use your EAD and look for jobs. Its hard to find jobs with H1b.
In my opinion, most employer doesnt want to shed off some extra expenses is this tough economy. Now hiring an H1B holder to their company is a burden to them by paying extra expenses in the application.

I am just wondering how the new 65,000 for April 2009 H1B applications managed to find employers in this tough economic times.
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:36 AM
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I am extremely surprised that we have only a couple of people who have lost jobs......not that I want people to.....but atleast I would feel good that I have some company
If it makes you feel better...you have plenty of company. Its human nature to seek company in misery. Well we spent such a long time doing good work, having our accomplishments recognized by our bosses and peers and then you get laid off. Its just to questions "Am I good enough" or rather "Am i good enough as compared to others"......If the whole world had ears on their forehead would you be called ugly? Time & again I feel the skills I have and all my accomplishments are no big deal really.
Hang in there buddy. Better times are around the corner...it might be a while finding that corner but rest assured you will find it..........in the meantime we should introspect ..see where we are lacking..if you get an answer work on it...only tough times like these compel us improve our lives........take it on the chin and remember that life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. Sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:04 AM
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If it makes you feel better...you have plenty of company. Its human nature to seek company in misery. Well we spent such a long time doing good work, having our accomplishments recognized by our bosses and peers and then you get laid off. Its just to questions "Am I good enough" or rather "Am i good enough as compared to others"......
Life is not always fair.

In the company where I got laid off, a lot of people who belongs to "not-so-good" workers were still left behind because there still have work to do. The "good ones" are some unfortunate who were let go.

IMO, the company are very careful of wrongful termination that could result of an issue in the court. SO, they terminate who dont have work anymore.

Im always a believer that things happen for a reason. When a door closes, another one opens. Often, for a better one.
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