Will my employer be in trouble for employing me without a work permit?

Asked over 1 year ago - New York, NY

I recently married my USC husband and we are filling for my greencard. Will my employer be in serious trouble when I disclose that I was employed without a work premit?

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  1. Danny Garmo

    Contributor Level 13


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    Answered . Possible, employers must employ employees who are eligible to work or who are authorized to work in the United States and to maintain an I-9 Employee Eligibility Verification.

    Garmo Law Group, PLLC (Michigan) 248-626-0050. This advice is only general in nature and does not constitute an... more
  2. Giacomo Jacques Behar


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Not really if you hurry and apply for an EAD as part of your marriage based green card application.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  3. Al De La Calle

    Contributor Level 10


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    Answered . Possible but unlikely unless there are many others like you working for the employer. Regardless, you must tell the truth on the application.

    Alvaro De La Calle Calle Law, PLLC (336) 610-5000 www.AsheboroImmigrationAttorney.com www.... more

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