Can I change employment with a non e-verify employer who willing to file H1-B, while on stem opt extension?

Asked over 1 year ago - New York, NY

I am currently on STEM OPT extension working for a e-verify employer.
I was offered a position with a leading financial services firm who agreed to sponsor my H1-B visa but they are not enrolled in e-verify program.
I really want to accept this employment because my current employer doesn't have many projects and will soon let me go.
What are my options?

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  1. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . You are clearly confused and need to consult with an immigration attorney, We have many good attorneys here in NYC.

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  2. Dean P Murray

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    Answered . If you want to know your options, Avvo is not the place to discern them. Legal advice only comes through a consultation with a lawyer. No ifs, ands or buts. I agree with my two colleagues.

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  3. Christian Schmidt

    Contributor Level 19

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    Answered . The employer does not have to be e-verified to petition you for H-1B status.

  4. Alexander Joseph Segal

    Contributor Level 20

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    Answered . You are clearly confused and need to consult with an immigration attorney, We have many good attorneys here in NYC.

    NYC EXPERIENCED IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS www.myattorneyusa.com; email: info@myattorneyusa.com; Phone: (866)... more

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