The Law Offices Of Prashanthi Reddy, PLLC
As a part of USCIS’s continuous effort to improve immigration and its underlying practice & processes has recently issued a new advisory for non-immigrant workers who have recently faced the challenge of termination, the new advisory illustrates the foreign workers’ options under the law in case of termination to address the situation effectively and efficiently without losing status.
The regulations surrounding H-1B status grant workers the ability to commence work for a different employer as soon as the employer has submitted an H-1B petition to USCIS, without having to wait for it to be approved. For further information regarding H-1B portability, please refer to our H-1B Specialty Occupations page. Additionally, those with a pending adjustment of status application (Form I-485) that has been submitted for at least 180 days, and is supported by a valid immigrant visa petition (Form I-140), are also able to start work sooner.