Immigration Issues/j-1 or h2b visa
My visa was denied back in 2002 (tourist visa), if later I want to apply for j-1 or h2b visa (given I already have an organization to sponsor me), will this hinder my chance of getting those kind of visa?
It is simply a negative factor that can be overcome. I assume you were denied because you did not have enough ties to your country or proof of support for your trip. Your have to admit the denial on the visa application and be sure to provide proof support and ties to your country.