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Does a Re-entry Permit allow one to re-enter the U.S. who would otherwise be excludable from the U.S. as inadmissible?

NO. A Re-entry Permit does not relieve the holder from meeting the other requirements of the immigration laws. Persons who have been convicted of or admit having committed a felony or other crime or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude either before or after entering the United States, other criminal, immoral, insane, mentally or physically defective aliens, those afflicted with loathsome or contagious diseases, and others found to be inadmissible under the immigration laws are subject to exclusion if attempting to reenter, notwithstanding they may be in possession of permits to reenter.

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green card holders who want to study outside USA

We want to go back to our country to study there but we don't want to lose our green cards. What should we do to keep our green cards? We live at Daly City, California, do you know where should we go or inquire about this matter?

Thank you!

Studying Abroad & Reentry Permit

U.S. Permanent Residents who will be outside of the U.S. for extended periods of time, including for studying abroad, may wish to obtain a Reentry Permit because that is the best evidence of intent to reside permanently in the U.S.  In addition, you may wish to take various precautions, as stated in:  Keeping your Green Card

In terms of where to apply, you wish to contact Antao & Chuang, Attorneys at Law

Search for H1B Visa Employers

You can search for "H1B Visa Employers" using this database, which was compiled by Antao & Chuang, Attorneys at Law from government sources. This database identifies those U.S. employers who have filed for H-1B visas in the past, or who have at least started the process by filing for the LCA. If you find an employer you are interested in, you can then contact them to inquire as to whether they have any current job openings in your field. Please tell your friends about this valuable resource.

Use this form to search for H1B Visa employers.

"FMG Friendly" Employers

Foreign Medical Graduates ("FMGs") should be aware that there are "FMG Friendly" employers, and "FMG Unfriendly" employers. This database (compiled by Antao & Chuang, Attorneys at Law from government sources) identifies those U.S. employers who have filed for H-1B visas for foreign medical graduates in the past (or at least started the process by filing for the LCA), and who can therefore be deemed "FMG Friendly". Please tell your colleagues about this valuable resource.

Use this form to search for "FMG Friendly" employers in a given state.

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