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There is another way.
Get Canadian Citizenship when the work kicks off again (whenever the recession ends).
With Canadian Citizenship AFAIK you are able to move pretty freely about in the States.
Rumour has it some desperado Brits buzz off to Canada. Slip across the border into the states and work the tourist trails in the Rocky Mountains. But you need to be pretty good at Adventure Training for this deal. You are also pretty much an outlaw (in the eyes of the Feds).

Good luck! You aren't the only one piss*d off at the draconian state of the USA immigration policy.

Bring plenty of money mate...

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well, for those that said it couldn't be done, i'm now in the states, looking at taking my CDL in the next week or 2, Social security number applyed for, should be through in a 10 days, got work till december and sure to be beyond, and i didn't have to marry either, another english guy on the company is going for his green card soon, so it is possable you just have to look hard enough and not give up.

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so is my only option to marry an American woman. there must be another way!!!
Yeha marriage to American is your only option. Plenty of American girls out there who want a UK visa hehehehehe.

Seriously though what about Canada?? Canada needs you!

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well, for those that said it couldn't be done, i'm now in the states, looking at taking my CDL in the next week or 2, Social security number applyed for, should be through in a 10 days, got work till december and sure to be beyond, and i didn't have to marry either, another english guy on the company is going for his green card soon, so it is possable you just have to look hard enough and not give up.

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i've managed to find a harvesting company that also do over the road, another english guy on the company is going for his green card with the help of the company, early days yet but i have work here till christmas at least, yes i am only on H2A at the moment, but most the over the road work is harvest associated so still covered by H2A, several south africans here as well as irish, will keep updates coming as time goes on to maybe help others

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i've managed to find a harvesting company that also do over the road, another english guy on the company is going for his green card with the help of the company, early days yet but i have work here till christmas at least, yes i am only on H2A at the moment, but most the over the road work is harvest associated so still covered by H2A, several south africans here as well as irish, will keep updates coming as time goes on to maybe help others
It's going to be a perilous path. The employer needs to obtain labor certification at every 12-month renewal, and there's a compulsory 6-month break after 3 years. The only category for filing for permenant residency is EB3, which currently has a backlog of over 7 years. When the employer files for this, any re-entry into the country is dangerous since you will have demonstrated immigrant intent yet you will be entering on a decidedly non-immigrant visa. Yet you won't be able to maintain status here under the H1a and so will need to leave unless you secure alternative means (e.g. marriage to a USC).

Good luck and keep us posted -- but anyone who makes it to the end on purely an H1a ticket to green card would deserve a medal.

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well, for those that said it couldn't be done, i'm now in the states, looking at taking my CDL in the next week or 2, Social security number applyed for, should be through in a 10 days, got work till december and sure to be beyond, and i didn't have to marry either, another english guy on the company is going for his green card soon, so it is possable you just have to look hard enough and not give up.
Can I ask whereabouts in the states you are?
It sounds like the mid-west or 'corn/cotton belt' areas.
It's heartening to know that the elusive green card is up for grabs there.

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It's going to be a perilous path. The employer needs to obtain labor certification at every 12-month renewal, and there's a compulsory 6-month break after 3 years. The only category for filing for permenant residency is EB3, which currently has a backlog of over 7 years. When the employer files for this, any re-entry into the country is dangerous since you will have demonstrated immigrant intent yet you will be entering on a decidedly non-immigrant visa. Yet you won't be able to maintain status here under the H1a and so will need to leave unless you secure alternative means (e.g. marriage to a USC).

Good luck and keep us posted -- but anyone who makes it to the end on purely an H1a ticket to green card would deserve a medal.
Something my friend does who is Scottish (who has a green card but not permenant residency) is to leave on his UK passport but come back on his green card
He's been doing it for ten years and apart from some confusion from the HLS people he's never been refused entry yet

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Something my friend does who is Scottish (who has a green card but not permenant residency) is to leave on his UK passport but come back on his green card
He's been doing it for ten years and apart from some confusion from the HLS people he's never been refused entry yet
I'm confused. Do you mean he has a green card but he doesn't live in the US?

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Something my friend does who is Scottish (who has a green card but not permenant residency) is to leave on his UK passport but come back on his green card
He's been doing it for ten years and apart from some confusion from the HLS people he's never been refused entry yet
The magic word being "yet".

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