Forced Employer Change

Olia P

Recommended Posts

Hi - my situation is as follows:
I-140 and I-485 filed concurrently; USCIS receipt date - October 19, 2016; I-140 approved on November 7, 2017. 
Priority date per the approval notice for I-140: July 1,  2016.
H1B ran out on December 15, 2016 after 6 full years, I have been on EAD (I-765/ Employment Authorization) since January 26, 2017 while her PERM, I-140 and I-765 have been pending; EAD has been approved this week. 
My I-140 was originally filed in NYC but due to wage rejected, subsequently refiled in Chicago, I moved to keep the job and the case from NYC to Chicago. Now my employer has laid me off but promised not to revoke I-140. 
To port my case - do I have to be in Chicago or can I be in another area of the country, also, what is the range on the compensation? My compensation for Chicago for my role is quite high and other similar jobs pay $20K or $30K less. Is it more important to get a job now even at lower pay or do I need to keep looking for higher paying job? How strict is immigration on these items? I am really concerned, please help. 
Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.