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My current non-profit H1B petition was filed on 3/9/07, just 5 days before
my EAD expiration date.  I still haven't received the approval yet and
wondered if I can file for another for-profit H1B petition during this period
even though my EAD has expired?  
If I get approved for the first petition, when can I start working?  Do I have to
wait until 10/1/07?  If so, what happens to this period from now until
october?

thank you.

Answer
kh,
There are two issues regarding your filing for H-1b for profit company at this time.  One is that your H-1 has not been approved yet.  You are currently on authorized period of stay.  The second is the issue; whether a person with a non-profit H-1 is subject to the cap or not.  If you get approved you may begin working right away for the non-profit.    
Mark Ashley
9801 Westheimer, Suite 302
Houston, TX 77042
www.ashleykrishnan.com

Mark Ashley
9801 Westheimer, Suite 302
Houston, TX 77042
www.ashleykrishnan.com  

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Business Immigration. My practice focuses on representing researchers, scholars, and other advanced degree professionals with filing NIW, EB-1,O-1, H-1, L-1 petitions. I am a founding partner in the immigration law firm Ashley & Krishnan,www.ashleykrishnan.com.

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JD from St. Mary's University, Texas.

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