I got my green card through my employer Jan 28 2015. I have continued to work for the same employer . At this point I would like to quit my job and take some time apply for new jobs or start my own business. Would quiting and being unemployed for a period of time cause issues for my permanent residency status and would it be an issue when I apply for naturalization?
It should not be a problem if you have continued to work for that same employer for over 2 years after receiving your green card. However, this is a general answer as I don't know the specific facts of your case.
[This answer is for general purposes only; it does not constitute advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.]
If in addition to the facts stated in your email you did not have a preconceived intention at the time the green card process was started until approval to leave the sponsoring employer after working a definite period of time, it appears that there will be no negative consequence to your decision to terminate employment.
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You should be fine quitting your job and staring your own business. All the very best with your endeavors!
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