I am looking for options outside of employer sponsorship? Can I do it myself and have a reputable friend / colleague to sponsor me?
Most people immigrant by being sponsored by their relatives. However, you can also consider green cards through investment, through the visa lottery, etc.
An employer must sponsor you or a family member. You should speak with an immigration attorney. For a free consultation follow the link below and fill out the form on my website or just give me a call.