Dear Friends (especially BigJoe),
A friend of mine has been caught up in a very strange and bad situation and he was desperately seeking some help. So I post his case, in case somebody could shed some light here.
The entire family was on J visa, J1 and J2s respectively.
J1 is suddenly terminated by school and they went out of status. This meant that J2s could not work and/or go to school. What is the best avenue for them to take?
1) could J2 kids go to school and change their status to F1?
2) could J2 spouse change visa to H1 (given that they can find a sponsor for that - which is very difficult these days)
3) could J1 send EB2-NIW petition with the hope of getting I140 approved and meanwhile use the benefits of AoS?
Your input is very much appreciated and I am sure my friends will appreciate it too.