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Hello friends,

Right now I am in USA H1B visa for about 2 years. One reputed american company is holding my visa. I am working on hourly basis and I think now is the time to file my GC. Some of my friends are suggesting that filing a GC is a long term decision and I should be doing so only with desi company since they are flexible on various issues.

My project is coming to an end soon and I dont know what will be the response from my current american consulting company. I mean how they will maintain my status without paying me and whether should I start searching for a project on my own etc. What do I do with filing GC decision.

PLease echo your views if you have seen somebody in the same predicament.
 
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1. I think your friends are right.

2. For GC related issues, go to http://boards.immigrationportal.com/
 
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how they will maintain my status without paying me [QB]




Sounds like your employer is a typical body shopper who abuses H-1B laws.

Make a wise decision since you're an illegal alien. Your employer is most likely charge you for Green Card cost ($5,000 - $8,000).

One of the best ways to get a Green Card is through a permanent position in a large corporation. For example, if you're in NYC most of the prestigious investment banks (such as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley) sponsor Green Card at their costs.
 
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Originally posted by Jay Shin:
Sounds like your employer is a typical body shopper who abuses H-1B laws. Make a wise decision since you're an illegal alien.



I beg your pardon??? His post clearly states he's working and being paid, it's only once the contract ends that he's unsure as to what will happen. Glad to see you jump to conclusions so quickly.

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Jay,
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Sounds like your employer is a typical body shopper who abuses H-1B laws.

Make a wise decision since you're an illegal alien. Your employer is most likely charge you for Green Card cost ($5,000 - $8,000).

One of the best ways to get a Green Card is through a permanent position in a large corporation. For example, if you're in NYC most of the prestigious investment banks (such as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley) sponsor Green Card at their costs.
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My employer is not a typical body shopper nor they are abusing any H1B lawas. On the contrary I can say that I am paid really well and always on the time. I have no real complain against them other than my appherenhsion that whether I should file my GC with them or not.


Some people that I know believe that 'if filing GC is one of the criteria then amercian staffing company is probabaly not the best bet' I just want to get the ranchers opinion on that before I commit myself to that.
 
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Luke,
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quote riginally posted by Jay Shin:
Sounds like your employer is a typical body shopper who abuses H-1B laws. Make a wise decision since you're an illegal alien.



I beg your pardon??? His post clearly states he's working and being paid, it's only once the contract ends that he's unsure as to what will happen. Glad to see you jump to conclusions so quickly.

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Precise observation, I am very much on project and just considering what future looks like in a diffrent scenario.

Thanks

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Jay Shin is a known Indian and H1B basher. Ignorance is bliss here. He does not deserve any response.
[ December 12, 2005: Message edited by: Amitabh Reddy ]
 
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Originally posted by Amitabh Reddy:
Jay Shin is a known Indian and H1B basher. Ignorance is bliss here. He does not deserve any response.

[ December 12, 2005: Message edited by: Amitabh Reddy ]



Any evidence to support that claim?
I had a quick look through Jay's last 15 posts - I did not see any H1B or India bashing there!!
 
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I am working on hourly basis. My project is coming to an end soon



Yes. You and your employer are both illegal (or will be soon as you mentioned when your project ends).

Whether you are on hourly basis or on fixed salary, your employer MUST continously pay you at the rate indicated in the LCA (Labor Condition Application).

Your employer violates the H-1B law if they don't pay you for nonproductive time.
 
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Sonnya,

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Any evidence to support that claim?
I had a quick look through Jay's last 15 posts - I did not see any H1B or India bashing there!!
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I have not seen any other post by Jay but I do not have any doubt left in my mind (as suggessted by Amitabh) that jay shin indeed is an indian basher. You dont need to post in any other thread you just need to follow this thread and you will know.
 
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Jay Shin,

Thank you very much for your constructive(?) contribution for this thread. I do not believe I need any more advise from you and please let other people contribute to it.
 
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I think in the current scenario where the GC process is taking more than 5 years........ its advisable to stay with some geniune desi shops.
If you are with some good american company as permanent employee and had long term project than goahead with them.

Take a risk and try your luck.
 
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