Immigration Issues/loss of L1-A
hello mr ashley - i hope you are well
i am both french and canadian and have been living and working in the states for 3 years now, the first 2 under consecutive tn visas and the third year under an L1-A
a year ago, the company i worked for was bought and all upper management left, the new management was significantly different and it's an understatement that we clashed, but since i was under an L1-A and did not want to move, i stayed
two weeks ago i was terminated - given the nature of the L1-A i am aware that my visa is no longer valid
my i-94 is valid until may 2010 and i have a life here which i would like to keep
i would like to interview for a new job, but i don't know what status to change my L1 to or what my options are, and that would be my main question : what are my options
please let me know if you have any suggestions
Unfortunately, I do not have any options that could help you at this point. Since you are no longer working for the L1 company you are not in status. Thus, I suggest that you leave the country. If your new potential employer will sponsor you for an L1 then that would be great and your could re-enter once the new L1 is approved.
Note, I am always concerned when people stay in the US when they are out of status. Any period of overstay could negatively impact your future visas to the US.