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one of my best friends was sponsored to go to the same college as i did from Antigua. He graduated in computer engineering just as i did and he has not been able to get a H1-B visa to work for someone. to be able to stay in the US longer he has been getting a Masters of Divinity from the same college, and he will be done with that end of next year. We cant find any company that will sponsor him, and the visa's are always gone. He is one of the best Engineering students with a 3.7 GPA, and the work visa is keeping him from getting a job. The only relatives he has in the US are his cousins, which i think are too far related to sponsor him, even if i co-sponsor. he has been in the US for  5 years on his student visa.

So my question is this, what are the best possible things we can pursue to get him to stay? is there any way that i can sponsor him? any chance? thank you for your time and help.

William

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Hi William,

Your friend would need to be sponsored by an employer for a position which requires a relevant bachelor's degree or higher. Alternatively, he can be sponsored by a close family member (such as a qualifying spouse, child, parent, or sibling). You would not be able to sponsor him (not in an individual capacity, but as an employer it may be OK).

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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