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Does a Re-entry Permit prevent the breaking of continuity of residence in the U.S. for purposes of naturalization?

Generally no: a permit to-reenter does not relieve the person to whom issued from meeting the requirements of the naturalization laws.

Notwithstanding the possession of a reentry permit, absence from the United States by an applicant for naturalization for a continuous period of one year or more during the period for which continuous residence in the United States is required for admission to citizenship will break the continuity of such residence, except where, the applicant meets other exceptions.

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for rentry permit

what's new law for rentry permit?
I heard that its change to 6 months
please clerify the matter

6 Months Continuous Residence for Citizenship not Reentry Permit

Many people confuse the continuous residence requirement for citizenship, i.e., "5 years as a Permanent Resident without leaving the United States for trips of 6 months or longer", with the amount of time that one can remain outside of the U.S. and return using a green card, i.e., one year. More importantly, holding a reentry permit does not normally extend the continuous residence requirement for citizenship.

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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.

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"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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