Immigration Issues/L1- H1 COS Denial

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Hi,
My L1-H1 COS has been denied. I am still working for my L1 employer and have my L1 visa valid until next year. Since my L1-H1 COS has been denied, Will there be any issues in continuing with L1 employer? Will there be any issues at POE when I go to India and come back? Since L1- H1 COS is denied what will happen to the L2 dependents? Both L1-H1 and L2-H4 were submitted as a single petition.
Thanks.

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Hi,

As you and your family are maintaining underlying L1/L2 visa status, there is no problem with L1/L2 denial. Similarly, when coming back to the U.S. there will be no problem as you will be entering on unexpired L1 visa stamp with the intention of working for the L1 employer, and your family will have no problem entering on their unexpired L2 visa stamp.

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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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