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  My employer brought me to the United States on an employment based visa, and now I want to transfer to a new company. Can I change jobs without it affecting my immigration status

  My employer brought me to the United States on an employment based visa, and now I want to transfer to a new company. Can I change jobs without it affecting my immigration status? Every fiscal year, thousands of individuals are granted visas to enter into the United States for employment. Various employers seeking to employ a wide range of individuals, from highly specialized and skilled workers, religious workers, or international entertainers, submit petitions to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to secure domestic employment opportunities for some of their most talented international employees. However, there are instances when a foreign national employee may seek to change jobs after working in the U.S. for a specific employer.   So, what happens if an employee seeks to move their talent to a new employer? And is it possible to do so? In short, it is possible to change employers. Additionally, it is possible to change employers even afte
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