james hetfield wrote on 09/30/09 12:00:
> Thanks for the answer.
> But they can hire me now kindda like with no privileges. so it is
> possible like that cause I won't have access to anything.
> So if by anyway I can get hired at least for a short time, they can
> start applying for a green card so by the time that I graduate they
> can hire me completely without any restrictions.
> and for OPT then, can I get OPT for one-month, then get hired, then
> they apply for me, then everything be over and I continue my studies ?
> or any other way ?
If they want to file a GC for you, they don't even have to hire you. They would
have to hire you once the GC is approved.
But, once an I-140 is filed, you can pretty much not leave the country (you can
leave, but you won't be allowed back on F1.) And that's usually a pretty serious
problem of PhD students, since it means that you wouldn't be able to travel to
conferences outside the US.
I suggest that you schedule a consultation with a good immigration lawyer.
I am not a lawyer.
For reliable advice, consult a competent immigration attorney.