I have a F - 1 Student Visa valid until December 2014 . Graduated from college in May 2010 . I then used OPT ( valid 1 year ) to work legally , the problem is that I have decided to stay and keep working at that place today ( I have a social security number ) , I actually am still employed like an American and pay my taxes . Do you think I should wait for the Immigration Reform Act before I leave the country as I could actually be given the right to work and reside in the USA along with a path to citizenship ? I actually would prefer working in the USA than going back home in Europe . Can't get good jobs because they do ask if I have the right to work in the USA so right now it's a tough situation . Can't get companies to sponsor me for an eventual 1 - B visa as it would cost them a lot .
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