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For folks who were on OPT and didn’t get the H1B lottery, what did your firm end up doing? Did they have any contingency plans in place?

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I know two people from deloitte who were in this situation. One moved to Australia and the other to Canada through PPMD support. Many others moved back to their home country - there isn't widespread backup support from the firm

The only viable option is to work one year abroad and come back on an L1. You need good support from PPMD.

I think I got it. The only difference between L1B and H1B would be the lottery, GC queue would be the same. With L1A you get the expedited process

Applied for my GC (ROW)

Why about day 1 cpt at a university? I have heard of folks trying to gain a 4th try at the lottery thru that option and in fact know that it worked for 2 ppl. But why is it disallowed by some companies?

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