I switched jobs to a Company in Houston on the promise that they would apply for my green card. I had asked them to state that they will do so in my offer letter. This is from said offer letter...
"COMPANY would like to sponsor you for permanent residency process under the appropriate employment‐based immigrant visa category. To be eligible for application of permanent residency, you must must have
obtained your Department Manager's approval. The Company will only sponsor employment based Permanent Residency. You shall sign a green card reimbursement agreement to refund any legal fees and out of pocket expenses incurred by the Company on your behalf in the event you voluntarily terminate employment with the Company within 24 (twenty four) months."...
The process was started in 2012 and I had signed the green card reimbursement agreement and had my department manager to approval to begin the process. It is a 3 step process, first two have been approved since then. Company refuses to file for the last step (Adjustment of status / AoS). They say since is business isn't doing well, they cannot guarantee continued employment so they will not file my AoS.
There is a difference between 'the Company WOULD LIKE to sponsor you' and 'the Company PROMISES to sponsor you'.
NO, they don't have to.
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