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Hi, thanks in advance for you help. I am current in th eUS on an
H1B visa as an engineer. I am currently getting my MBA part
time. When I am complete I would like to teach as an adjunct
instructor on a part time basis. Can I dod this under my H1B
visa? Second part.... Next september my company plans to apply
for a green card for me...while I am in the application process
for a green card...can I teach then?

Thanks Karla

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Hi Karla,

H-1B status is employer-specific, so if the university files an H-1B petition for you, you can work for the university. Part-time employment is OK. Since multiple organizations can file for you, you will maintain your H-1B status as long as you are working for at least one of those organizations. The GC process will not interfere with H-1B status. For example, you can work for Co. A in H-1B status and be sponsored by Co. B for the GC process, as long as Co. B plans on hiring you on a "permanent", full-time basis in the future. If you wish to work for Co. B in the interim as well, then Co. B must file an H-1B petition for you.

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
www.H1B1.com

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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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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member 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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