It takes several months to obtain a replacement I-94 card, so if your mother is leaving in a week, you should not bother with submitting a replacement I-94 application. If your mother has a copy of the card, or had recorded the number from the card, she can simply present that information at the border with an explanation that she lost the card, or if she does not have this information she will just need to state that she lost the card. When you are departing the U.S., the primary purpose of...
Good question. If your non-profit employer is an H-1B cap exempt employer (meaning they have to be a non-profit AND affiliated with an institution of higher education), then the effective date of their H-1B petition would be immediately upon approval, not 10/1/14.
As Alexander mentioned, the success of your H-1B petition itself is not dependent on the outcome of your OPT, but your change of status request could be impacted. If you want a better idea of the possible outcome, you should have an experienced immigration attorney review your OPT application and immigration history. I wish you success with your application.
The best way to apply for a green card is to work with Ellis Porter! Seriously, there are multiple green card categories available and depending on your situation you may qualify for one or more categories. As a result, it's always best to speak with an experienced attorney about your options, and then once the best strategy is determined, your attorney will be able to give you specific information regarding the process steps, costs and timelines.
Yes, you can move to a non-profit employer without issue as long as they file a new H-1B petition for you. Also, if you decide to later move back to a for-profit employer, you will be albe to do so because you would have already been counted once towards the H-1B cap based on your initial for-profit employer's H-1B petition on your behalf.
Your L-1 status ended as of your date of resignation. Thus, whether your employer withdraws the extension or not is irrelevant. You should speak with an attorney to make sure you understand the implications of this situation.
Congratulations on your new job offer! Generally, an individual in F-1 status is able to remain in lawful status for up to 60 days after the expiration date of their OPT. You should probably speak to an experienced immigration attorney (like the ones here at Ellis Porter) to make sure this protection would cover you given the specific facts of your situation.
It's very possible it could have an impact, so you should speak with an experienced immigration attorney as soon as possible. You should take this issue seriously considering how far along you have come in your green card application process.